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‘This is all the land of Blarnia,’ said the Faun. ‘From the traffic light in the western woods to the great castle of Cair Amel on the eastern sea, bordered on the south by Oz, on the west by Middle Earth, and on the north by Made-upistan.’

‘I – I got in through the wardrobe,’ said Loo.

Mr Dumbness looked at her in disbelief. ‘You got here through a wardrobe?’ he asked. ‘Wha
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Hardcover, Gollancz S.F., 264 pages
Published September 15th 2005 by Gollancz (first published January 1st 2005)
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Joey Woolfardis
In the same vain as the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings parodies, this tries quite catastrophically badly to be anything but a pile of trite. At the time it was vaguely amusing, with one particular running gag being something I remember with fondness, but truly the whole series took a severe downward spiral since then. I leave two stars for the memory, and the fact that it was grammatically correct with some pretty decent punctuation usage, and I'd rather read this ten times over some other t ...more
Emma
Nov 30, 2020 rated it liked it
A winter/christmas theme for the book club pick. I decided to revisit a book I got fifteen years ago, now I've matured a bit I didnt find it as comical as I did back then. But still alright for a quick read. ...more
Squeaky
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
"Hither come and suck a pipe, Turn thy brain to cheese and tripe!" Whoops, wrong book. I borrowed the book from someone who had purchased it for a particular reason, but it turned out they did not need it for that reason, but I wanted to read it. It was no Bored Of The Rings, but it was OK. ...more
Boyana Yordanova
May 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
i am sorry i was stuck on a longass train ride with nothing on hand but this book. it's trite, it's unfunny and is about as good as parody as the scary movies got on with the years. if there was a negative star rating i would give it one. ...more
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Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Wer mich kennt, weiss, dass ich ein großer Fan von Parodien bin, also hat auch diese ihrer Weg in mein Bücherregal gefunden.
Oftmals hat mich dieses Buch zum Schmunzeln gebracht, wenn die Kinder der Familie Perversie ihre Abenteuer in Blarnia erleben.

Der Humor des Autors ist oftmals sehr bissig und.. schwarz. Wer sich damit anfreunden kann, wird seine helle Freude mit diesem Buch haben.
Nicht nur "Die Chroniken von Narnia" werden hier auf due Schippe genommen, sondern auch andere Filme wie zb. Ali
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Nighteye
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
It's a bad book and I'm happy that I didn't give more then 10 crowns for it at a second hand-shop... It's a parody written not to be fun but to be provocative, but I can't say that it is as bad as the LOTR-parody I've read, it's better then that one. That's crap beats the most of the bad things I've read and to compare it to this makes this book acceptable. ...more
Trish
Oct 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
I'm annoyed I have to give it a star rating. It's not deserving of even that.

Slowly told, boring, not funny, and dreadful to read. Don't waste your time as I did.

The only thing that made me chuckle was "The Lying Bitch in Wardrobe".
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Kim
Jul 19, 2010 rated it did not like it
This reminds me of movies like Date Movie and Superhero Movie. All it does is take the cheap shots and is never really clever about it's jokes. It was a pain to read and I'm glad it wasn't very long. ...more
Charmteaser
I really expected something more. This book had some good moments and good points about "Narnia" but it tired me. As parody, it's not bad but cannot be compared with parodies like "Who's Killing the Great Writers of America?" or even "Nightlight: A Parody". ...more
Mimi
Dec 29, 2010 added it
sucked. got tired of the foul language. i thought it would be funny at first but it sounds like it was written by try hards. sorry, no offence.
Mikael Mäkinen
Apr 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
Olipa puisevaa muka-hauskaa tekstiä. Meinasin jättää kesken, mutta sain luettua loppuun.
Ali
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've got nothin to read, soo i gues m re-reading this shit xD ...more
Ola
Jan 19, 2013 rated it liked it
A cute flashback to the childhood... in a little more adult way :)
Rebecca Lee
Jun 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
a funny story that changes the story of narnia to blarnia
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Parodist, author of Barry Trotter series, parodies of Harry Potter books. Also known as Mike Gerber or Michael Allen Gerber.

For the business author, see Michael E. Gerber.
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