OK, by now everyone's well aware of the story behind Fifty Shades of Grey. Now I've never read Twilight or FSOG- and have no intention of doing so- bu...moreOK, by now everyone's well aware of the story behind Fifty Shades of Grey. Now I've never read Twilight or FSOG- and have no intention of doing so- but none of that prevented me from laughing my butt off at this book!
Internet and media exposure has us all aware of the basic premise and events that happen in both franchises. This book takes both series and gives them a well-earned raking over the coals; people were looking at me funny from busting out laughing- repeatedly- while reading it!
This is a parody in the finest tradition of Airplane and Naked Gun. This one's got everything from My Little Pony references, Dungeons & Dragons scenarios and over the top sexual encounters all making for some seriously witty and biting satire! One of my favorite bits spoofed the tampon scene from FSOG where Christian removes it from Anastasia. Here the outcome has a more classically comic, if not magic, twist ... and I'll leave it at that. Dang if I'm not already looking forward to the sequel. As George Takei would say: Oh My! :) (less)
"Morning came upon the steppe like a drunken sailor: clumsy, premature and with nonetheless great satisfaction." When you start right off the bat with...more"Morning came upon the steppe like a drunken sailor: clumsy, premature and with nonetheless great satisfaction." When you start right off the bat with some of the silliest, deep purple prose you've ever read, you know what you're in for. It's like reading a lost Mel Brooks treatment written by Leslie Neilsen.
Vengar's been looking for his mighty sword, Ridikulon... which he somehow misplaced during a night of revelry, and takes on the services of Shakal the Thief to help him reclaim it. A walking column of an evil warlord, Columnar, controls the Glum Horde, and needs the sword to revive the legendary Sunder Man and take over Sunderia. Why anyone would want to I've no idea, given the quality of life there. I mean, c'mon- the people live in buildings looking like the illegitimate child of a tent and a hut (hent? tut?) and the goat's milk they drink is best not mentioned again. Regardless, it can all only lead to an epically epic struggle of epic proportions.
If you're a fan of fantasy, witty satire or ever wondered what Eye of Argon could've been with some coherence, this is one for you(less)
Molly's a full-figured gal still searching for Mr. Right, a man to love her for herself. She thought she might've found him in Devon, her friend's bro...moreMolly's a full-figured gal still searching for Mr. Right, a man to love her for herself. She thought she might've found him in Devon, her friend's brother, until he suddenly turned away from her. Devon thinks Molly belongs to his brother, and hates how he can stop thinking about her. One fateful night finally brings them together again; will it lead to more?
Despite the canned dialogue about self-esteem issues, hateful mothers, etc, the sex is steamy enough to keep your interest.(less)
I got this during the free offering period and was kind of leery as to what it would be like. Shouldn't have worried- this was funny! And I don't just...moreI got this during the free offering period and was kind of leery as to what it would be like. Shouldn't have worried- this was funny! And I don't just mean "heh, got in a good one" funny, more like "lol- they absolutely nailed it" funny. It's a Mel Brooks type of spoof, focused on one Phatness Evermean, resident of District 12 in PanAm (the nation, not the airline) and proud possessor of an impressive pair of DDDs. And she knows how to use 'em. That's actually a key point: since this is a YA parody there's no actual shagging going on, but you get lots of Benny Hill-style friskiness.
And it's pretty comical! This isn't fanfic by some geek in his mom's basement... well, they could be living there but I doubt it. There's some very witty satire here sprinkled with gratuitous T&A and violence, which lampoons all the stuff in the franchise.
It's a pretty quick read, and a fun one! It smacks all the key franchise points in the face until they cry 'uncle'. Unless you're a rabid fan of the franchise who won't tolerate dissent- or satire-, it'll put a smile on your face. (less)