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Friday, March 26, 2010

NIGHTLIGHT : A PARODY by The Harvard Lampoon

Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Source: PBS
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (November 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307476103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307476104
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 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 of Twilight.

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 bite 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 stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places. 

Okay, I admit that I want to read anything Twilight related. I AM one of those people. I was so excited to finally get this book through PaperBackSwap. 

At first, I was enjoying the humor. As I continued to read it though, it just got stupid.  Yes, there were some funny parts, but not enough of them to really keep me interested or to make this book entertaining.  I found most of it just stupid and nonsense.  I understand that it was suppose to be a parody, but with the lame writing and the use of big words that didn't fit with this type of book, it got old by the second chapter. 

If you are a Twilight follower like me, then I recommend saving your money.  Check it out from the library if you can't find anything else to read.  The only thing that I did like was the cover. 


I did not enjoy this book.



Blogger elizabeth said...

Thanks for the review. I've been thinking about reading this for a while now, but it sounds like it's not worth it.
By the way, I found you on the Book Blogger Hop :)

March 26, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Lana Griffin said...

I saw this at Barnes & Noble and wondered if it was any good. Yours is the first review I've seen of it - thanks. Guess I'll pass on this one...

March 26, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

My 9-year-old wants this book. I'm so glad I won't let her buy it. Thanks for reviewing it.

March 26, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Fiction Vixen said...

I enjoy parody but it can be tricky sometimes. A fine line between funny and overly silly. We'll have to see on this one.

March 26, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

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