Nightlight

Oct. 19th, 2010 07:34 am
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Nightlight
by The Harvard Lampoon

The Harvard Lampoon takes on Twilight, with predictable results.

I was first introduced to the Harvard Lampoon in high school, when a friend gave me a copy of Bored of the Rings. Even then, I was of two minds about the Lampoon's brand of humor. Some of the book was laugh-until-you-can't-breathe funny, and some of it was juvenile, the sort of humor enjoyed primarily by 12-year old boys. Judging by this book, nothing has changed at the Lampoon during the years separating the writing of these two books.

That's okay, though. The parody is spot on. The authors skewer Meyer's book, puncturing her pretensions at every turn, and precisely target the weakest points in the original. Of course, this is the Harvard Lampoon, and at some points they go too far, but that's only to be expected. It was a fun book, and I enjoyed reading it, but I doubt I'll want to read it again any time in the near future.

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