Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nightlight : A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon

Title: Nightlight : A Parody


Author: The Harvard Lampoon


Published: New York : HarperCollins, 2009


Pages: 154


Snippet: "'Play Nintendo,' he breathed out. I won't always be here to keep you safe from Sega.'"


Summary: Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon's hilarious send-up of Twilight. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events - Edwart leaves his chips untouched at lunch!; Edwart saves her from a flying snowball! - Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive? (Taken from Christchurch City Libraries Website)


Review: So a lot of people have read the Twilight series or seen at least one of the movies.  I know I have. I also know that I love a good laugh.    I have to say that this book was really really funny and made  me laugh out loud so much.


There were a lot of moments where I was groaning inwardly at some parts they were really really crazy, but if you read this book you have to make sure you're alone because you will be laughing so hard that people will look at you funny.


I thought all of the characters were incredibly lame.  It made the book really funny though and there was quite a twist near the end that made me laugh.  Although, things did get quite hectic and confusing near the end.


The good thing about this book is that it's really really short so it doesn't take too long to read and it is just full of laughs.


If you like twilight or you like comedy then definitely check out Nightlight!


Source: Borrowed

3 comments:

  1. I want 2 read this one! i love parodies :D

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  2. The reason the characters were "lame" was because this was a parody. It was in now way intended to be a wonderful novel. It merely shot to ridicule Twilight, and should really piss off some fans. I am not one, which coincidentally, is why I loved this book. However, the characters and plot were meant to be that way to show how absolutely ridiculous the Twilight plot is. You can't read this as a separate novel. You have to take into account that this is a PARODY.

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  3. I'm perfectly aware this is a parody, you have misinterpreted my entire review! My description of the characters as lame is there because yes this is a parody and it adds to the story.

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