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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.
Published: Touchstone on Oct 30, 2012
ISBN: 9781451672671
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I read this when I was about ten years old, and thus, missed most of the references. However, what little I did understand (The Vee-Ates) made me laugh for days.read more
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What a pity. I really wanted to like this book. I like a good parody every now and then, but I haven't found it in this book. (Although I thought I would.) I didn't get really far into it, but I quickly felt that it wouldn't get any better and I would just get BORED with it.read more
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The back cover says it all. "This paperback edition, and no other, has been published solely for the purpose of making a few fast bucks"Add to the fact that this was originally published in 1969 - and you get all the wonderfulness of a ganja smoking Googulf, with a foul mouthed Boggies (er hobbits) and well, something that makes fun of everything that is great in the orignal - you get a fast paced, story that is not high in literary value (But possibly written while high). Don't read this if you take your J.RR Tolkien too seriously. Or maybe you should. Whatever.read more
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This is an excellent example of satire by the Harvard Lampoon. They have come close to ruining Tolkien's works by showing the Ring's characters as well known buffoons, such as Strider as "the Lone Ranger" and Goldenberry as a stoned hippie, and Boromir as the man with pointy shoes. A bit dated from the 1960's but still causes me to laugh out loud while reading this tome.read more
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Somewhat dated now, but immensely funny take off on the trilogy.read more
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Ribald, irreverent, roll-in-the-muck funny. Harvard Lampoon's version of the storming of Isengard by the Ents was memorably uproarious.read more
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As much as I loved the Tolkein stories, this was a welcome anodyne after too many thousand pages of earnestness, made-up languages, nasty evilness, and noble sacrifice.read more
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Very funny! A bellylaugh on every page.read more
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In many ways this is not so much a spoof of Tolkien as a parody of the genre of sub-Tolkienian fantasy as a whole. It took me a while to spot some of the more American jokes ("Nozdrul" doesn't work in a British accent). But the obsessive care with which the authors parody not only the map, but even the author's statement from the U.S. paperback edition of The Lord of the Rings, is entertaining, even if they, like many of Tolkien's readers, give up after a few chapters and throw the ring into a mud pool. The humour is uniformly puerile, but it still made me laugh. Favourite line: "As the great quadruped staggered tailfirst into the black East, there came from deep in the surrounding forest the sound of some great bird being briefly, but noisily, ill." MB 19-iv-07read more
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When I first read this 35 years ago, I thought it brilliant: a true 5★ book. Now, however, I find it endearing, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, but it no longer entrances me as it did. That said, the introduction is a masterpiece and the conceit of a false extract promising salacious reading remains a delight. Ultimately, however, the value of this copy lay in the catalysis of recalling joy past. It is the taste of madeleines.read more
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Firstly, it must be noted that this book was written some forty years ago. Four decades back the expectations of humour were quite different. Bored of the Rings is very much a slapstick affair, with the extraordinarily rare piece of wit slipped in. Over 200 pages of slapstick and absurdity is hard to manage, after a certain point it becomes quite stale. Bored is a clever parody, of that there is no doubt, just in today's culture it has become quite a tough read.read more
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Funny at first, but it got old before the end.read more
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"Do you like what you doth see?", said the voluptuous elf maiden as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe, revealing the shadowed glories within."Gulp!", said Frito.30 years after reading this book, I still remember these words from the inside cover...Unfortunately, this scene appears NOWHERE in the book! :)What DOES appear is one hell of a continuous belly laugh for any lover of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings!read more
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I read this as a teenager, shortly after I first read Tolkien, and I thought it was the most hilarious thing ever! Read it many times. Years later, I'd say the humour is rather sophomoric and palls after a few chapters, but it's still fun.read more
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I guess it seemed funny to someone at the time. I read it when it was published and it just seemed dumb to me.read more
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Hated it, hated it. Not funny, not insightful, not a fun read. I can enjoy coarse, but obvious....read more
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Like Spaceballs, a necessary (and hilarious) antidote to the epic forces that shaped our youth.read more
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Hilarious, if a bit outdated. And where it's outdated, it's only because of the vicissitudes of U.S. business. It's not as funny when one of the fellowship is named Esso or that Gandalf becomes Goodgulf if one no longer recognizes those as gasoline brands. But Frido and Dildo still work marvelously for Frodo and Bilbo.read more
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Generated a smile, but rather short, I'm sure more could have been made of the parody.read more
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Amusing enough. Goes all out for laughs, but doesn't always get themread more
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I read this when I was about ten years old, and thus, missed most of the references. However, what little I did understand (The Vee-Ates) made me laugh for days.
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What a pity. I really wanted to like this book. I like a good parody every now and then, but I haven't found it in this book. (Although I thought I would.) I didn't get really far into it, but I quickly felt that it wouldn't get any better and I would just get BORED with it.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
The back cover says it all. "This paperback edition, and no other, has been published solely for the purpose of making a few fast bucks"Add to the fact that this was originally published in 1969 - and you get all the wonderfulness of a ganja smoking Googulf, with a foul mouthed Boggies (er hobbits) and well, something that makes fun of everything that is great in the orignal - you get a fast paced, story that is not high in literary value (But possibly written while high). Don't read this if you take your J.RR Tolkien too seriously. Or maybe you should. Whatever.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
This is an excellent example of satire by the Harvard Lampoon. They have come close to ruining Tolkien's works by showing the Ring's characters as well known buffoons, such as Strider as "the Lone Ranger" and Goldenberry as a stoned hippie, and Boromir as the man with pointy shoes. A bit dated from the 1960's but still causes me to laugh out loud while reading this tome.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Somewhat dated now, but immensely funny take off on the trilogy.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Ribald, irreverent, roll-in-the-muck funny. Harvard Lampoon's version of the storming of Isengard by the Ents was memorably uproarious.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
As much as I loved the Tolkein stories, this was a welcome anodyne after too many thousand pages of earnestness, made-up languages, nasty evilness, and noble sacrifice.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Very funny! A bellylaugh on every page.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
In many ways this is not so much a spoof of Tolkien as a parody of the genre of sub-Tolkienian fantasy as a whole. It took me a while to spot some of the more American jokes ("Nozdrul" doesn't work in a British accent). But the obsessive care with which the authors parody not only the map, but even the author's statement from the U.S. paperback edition of The Lord of the Rings, is entertaining, even if they, like many of Tolkien's readers, give up after a few chapters and throw the ring into a mud pool. The humour is uniformly puerile, but it still made me laugh. Favourite line: "As the great quadruped staggered tailfirst into the black East, there came from deep in the surrounding forest the sound of some great bird being briefly, but noisily, ill." MB 19-iv-07
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When I first read this 35 years ago, I thought it brilliant: a true 5★ book. Now, however, I find it endearing, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, but it no longer entrances me as it did. That said, the introduction is a masterpiece and the conceit of a false extract promising salacious reading remains a delight. Ultimately, however, the value of this copy lay in the catalysis of recalling joy past. It is the taste of madeleines.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Firstly, it must be noted that this book was written some forty years ago. Four decades back the expectations of humour were quite different. Bored of the Rings is very much a slapstick affair, with the extraordinarily rare piece of wit slipped in. Over 200 pages of slapstick and absurdity is hard to manage, after a certain point it becomes quite stale. Bored is a clever parody, of that there is no doubt, just in today's culture it has become quite a tough read.
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Funny at first, but it got old before the end.
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"Do you like what you doth see?", said the voluptuous elf maiden as she provocatively parted the folds of her robe, revealing the shadowed glories within."Gulp!", said Frito.30 years after reading this book, I still remember these words from the inside cover...Unfortunately, this scene appears NOWHERE in the book! :)What DOES appear is one hell of a continuous belly laugh for any lover of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings!
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I read this as a teenager, shortly after I first read Tolkien, and I thought it was the most hilarious thing ever! Read it many times. Years later, I'd say the humour is rather sophomoric and palls after a few chapters, but it's still fun.
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I guess it seemed funny to someone at the time. I read it when it was published and it just seemed dumb to me.
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Hated it, hated it. Not funny, not insightful, not a fun read. I can enjoy coarse, but obvious....
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Like Spaceballs, a necessary (and hilarious) antidote to the epic forces that shaped our youth.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Hilarious, if a bit outdated. And where it's outdated, it's only because of the vicissitudes of U.S. business. It's not as funny when one of the fellowship is named Esso or that Gandalf becomes Goodgulf if one no longer recognizes those as gasoline brands. But Frido and Dildo still work marvelously for Frodo and Bilbo.
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Generated a smile, but rather short, I'm sure more could have been made of the parody.
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Amusing enough. Goes all out for laughs, but doesn't always get them
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