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Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Paperback – July 1, 1993

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Written in the gloaming of their college days, just before they started National Lampoon, Douglas C. Kenney and Henry N. Beard wrote Bored of the Rings. It's dated--references to Nixon, drugs, and consumer products circa 1969 crowd every page--but darn it, Bored of the Rings is still funny nearly 30 years later: "'Goodbye, Dildo,' Frito said, stifling a sob. 'I wish you were coming with us.'

'Ah, yes. But I'm too old for that sort of thing now,' said the old boggie, feigning a state of total quadriplegia. 'Anyway, I have a few small gifts for you,' and he produced a lumpy parcel, which Frito opened somewhat unenthusiastically in view of Dildo's previous going-away present [the ring]. But the package only contained a short, Revereware sword, a bulletproof vest full of moth holes, and several well-thumbed novellas with titles like Elf Lust and Goblin Girl..."

Place yourself in the hands of these professional humorists: you won't be disappointed.

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The Harvard Lampoon debuted in February 1876 and is the world’s longest continually published humor magazine. The Harvard Lampoon is also the author of Nightlight and The Hunger Pains. Visit HarvardLampoon.com. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Roc Trade; 51 Anv edition (July 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451452615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451452610
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (333 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,304,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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