Bored of the Rings: A Parody

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 30, 2012 - Humor - 192 pages
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First published in 1969, the New York Times bestseller Bored of the Rings is back—and just in time for the major motion picture release of The Hobbit. This classic parody of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional universe is a timeless comedic masterpiece.

The classic parody of The Lord of the Rings is back! With a brand-new “boreword” by Henry Beard.

The Power almighty rests in this Lone Ring.

The Power, alrighty, for doing your Own Thing.

If broken or busted, it cannot be remade

If found, send to Sorhed (the postage is prepaid).

It’s up to Boggie Frito Bugger and his band of misfits—including inept wizard Goodgulf Grayteeth, halfwit Spam Gangree, twins Moxie and Pepsi, and Arrowroot of Arrowshirt—to carry the Great Ring to Fordor and cast it into the Zazu Pits.

Can they avoid death by hickey tree and escape the dread ballhog? Can the fellowship overcome the narcs and Nozdruls hounding their every move and save Lower Middle Earth once and for all? Yes, of course—this isn’t Hamlet, you know.

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User Review  - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing

The Harvard Lampoon's parody of "Lord of the Rings," though entertaining, is quite dated. Unlike LotR, which J.R.R. Tolkien deliberately wrote to evoke an older time, "Bored of the Rings" suffers from ... Read full review

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User Review  - ClicksClan - LibraryThing

Found this quite funny, more at the beginning than as the story went on. Some of the names were really runny, like Eorache and Dildo Bugger, but others I didn't really get. Not sure if it is because ... Read full review


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