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Nightlight: Parody of Twilight by the Harvard Lampoon

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Warning: Any attempt to actually understand this book will result in just flat-out laughter!

Nightlight is a spoof of the popular vampire romance novel Twilight, and the book was written by the Harvard Lampoon, which has been responsible for such uproarious spoofs as Bored of the Rings (a spoof of the Lord of the Rings), the Barry Trotter series (which pokes fun at Harry Potter), and Doon (which is a send-up of Frank Herbert‘s 1965 science fiction novel Dune).

Here’s the summary, which comes from a very reliable source (or in this case, from ME):

A super boring, klutzy girl named Belle Goose leaves her home (and mother) to go live with her father in Switchblade, Oregon. But then something happens; she meets this guy called Edwart Mullen, and he’s the weirdest guy she’s ever seen! He’s a genius who doesn’t like girls, and yet he saves Belle from getting flattened by a giant snowball. Belle discovers that Edwart is a vampire and she will stop at NOTHING to become his eternal bride.

My recommendations: I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Twilight (or hates it, thought I can’t see why you would hate it, as the series is actually quite good) and has a sense of humor.

My review: I say that the book is absolutely funny and quite enjoyable, because I’ve haven’t read a book that poked fun at vampires until I saw this book at Borders during holiday shopping and I knew I had to get it. Being a fan of Twilight and and yet enjoying the spoofs that resulted helps too.

My vote: *****


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