Okay, so this review is a little out of order. I was looking the other day at the bookshelf where I’ve been keeping all of the books I’ve read this year on it, and this one was on there, and I remembered suddenly that I’d read it, but not put it on my master list that I’ve been using when I write up reviews. I had a slight moment of panic, because I couldn’t quite remember exactly when in the order of books it was read, but upon further inspection of my list, I realized that I read it directly before the last book I just put up – Insurgent. *whew* At least it wasn’t too far off.
In keeping with my numbers the way they are, I’m going to count it as the next one read, though the dates are a little off. It’s so much easier than having to rearrange the way I’ve put up my entries.
#50 – Nightlight, A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Parody
Page Numbers: 154 pages
Dates Read: Sometime during the week of 9/14-9/19/2014. Can’t remember the exact dates, but I do know it only took a day or two to read.
Plot in three lines or less: I’m going to type up what’s on the back of the book. BECAUSE IT IS HYSTERICAL.
” ‘About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him – which I assumed was wildly out of his control – that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and and disreputably wished he had kissed me.’ And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon, looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events – Edwart leaves his Tater Tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball! – Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bit her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive? Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalkerlike behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.”
New read or re-read? Re-read.
Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would definitely read it again, and if you LOVE TO MAKE FUN OF TWILIGHT, then this book is DEFINITELY for you! 🙂
Why did I pick it up? I wanted yet another something short to read. No other reason.
Other Notes: I have an odd relationship with Twilight. I fell in love with the first book like so many other people did. I couldn’t get enough of it. I kept reading the series. The second one was alright, but it wasn’t the first one. I was still willing to keep reading. The third one just got me so angry (because of Bella, of course), I almost gave up on reading the series. But, I’ve had past experiences where I judged a book without reading it, and I shouldn’t have, so I was at least willing to try and finish the series. I thought the fourth book was so unbelievable and hysterical, that I kind of forgave it for being so airheaded and stupid, and just love to make fun of it now. I still own the first book, and I’m not ashamed by that fact. (I’ll read it at some point so I can do an official review of it on my blog here.)
Seriously though, if you love reading spoofs about pieces of ‘literature’ like this one, this is definitely something you should check out.
And this begs the question – should I possibly check out 50 Shades of Earl Grey as my next parody? 😉
Grand Total: 107
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