- File Size: 766 KB
- Print Length: 198 pages
- Publisher: Amazon (December 6, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 6, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZR9ELK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,985 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Wobbit A Parody (Of The Hobbit) (The Wobbit: A Parody Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
Erickson titled his book "The Wobbit A Parody" and sold it on Amazon starting in 2011. "The Wobbit A Parody" was discovered, translated and published as a German paperback in 2012 by Munich publisher Piper Verlag. They published Erickson's second parody, "The Superfriends Of The Ring" in 2013. The parodies are also available in Turkish and Russian.
At the end of 2014 Erickson's German publishers requested that he suspend his work on "The Two Towers Strike Back" so that he could write a George Lucas parody titled "Jar Jar Wars." This new parody is intended to help Lucas (writer-director of the films "THX 1138" and "American Graffiti") finally get the recognition he deserves for a science fiction/fantasy film he did in 1977. This film featured characters that were too bizarre for most people to understand: a princess, a wizard, a sasquatch, a guy in a black diving helmet. "Jar Jar Wars" humanizes these characters and makes them accessible at last, perhaps providing a classic cult film with greater acceptance.
Top Customer Reviews
Like the early work of British Ivy Leaguers, the Python Boys, riffing on what they knew best; medicine, law, history...Erickson needles the corporate world of banking, proving himself to be Parodymeister Extraordinaire of good family and unimpeachable reputation.
My grin muscles are as worn out as Bulbo's must have been after too many photo ops upon his triumphant return.
Go ahead, download it! In these uncertain economic times, nothing restores the spirit like a good belly laugh!
As with most great literature, The Hobbit has a number of iconic scenes and lines. Erickson has reproduced many of them in parody form so they are easily recognizable. At the same time, it was interesting to keep the two books side-by-side and tease out some of the more obscure references. I found myself saying, “Wait, I think I remember that person/scene/line in the original. Yes! There it is.”
The fun, of course, is to know that The Wobbit is a parody (and let’s not confuse parody with satire) and to understand the references. For someone not familiar with the original, the story may not make much sense, and it would lose much of the fun.
I particularly liked Erickson’s take on the songs. I imagine that trying to match the parody to the original rhyme and meter would be extremely difficult. But he succeeds by giving enough clues so the reader can match the original songs to easily recognized contemporary music.
At the risk of going out on a limb, I would say that parody in general is intended for a “fan” audience, and not for someone unfamiliar with the original. If you are a Hobbit fan, this is for you. If you’re not, try it at your own risk.
A great Christmas gift for my analog reading brother.
Lovingly crafted from Tolkien's classic with a wry sense of humor, honed in the world of high finance.
A world filled with heroes, villains and wizards with delusions of adequacy.
Final proof, if any were needed, that Project Managers are prime candidates for the B-Ark.
"Winter is coming", so why not curl up with a good book ?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After having seen the Hobbit movies, this version is hilarious!
Bit of a tongue twister with the names. Kept wanting to pronounce the names as the Hobbit characters.
This is a great book! I'm enjoying it so much--very humorous. Met the author, too. He's a lovely chap! I can't wait to read his other works!Published 7 months ago by netgyks
Well written and a lighthearted parody. Highly recommended.Published 10 months ago by Roderick Brotherton
Anybody that read The Hobbit would love this parody. All the character in their must hilarious best.Published 17 months ago by Dennis Ludemann
Hilarious and light-hearted. If you regularly re-read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, sneaking in a peek at this in between your visits to Middle Earth is an... Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Jess
I found this story funny, and clever, and well worth getting. If you are a fan of fantasy, or lotr style tales, you will enjoy this story.Published on August 29, 2013 by Daniel Graham
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