Book Review: Harvard Lampoon's The Wobbit

When Aaron Sorkinshield and his band of Little People embark on a totally feasible quest to reclaim the hoard of Academy Awards stolen from them by the lonely Puff the Magic Dragon, senile wizard Dumbledalf suggests an unlikely and completely unqualified accomplice: Billy Bagboy, an unassuming wobbit dwelling in terrorist-riddled Wobbottabad.

Along the way, the company faces Internet trolls, moblins, one really big spider that must be at least an inch and a half wide, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Livinwell to the terrors of Jerkwood and beyond, Billy will find that there is more to him than anyone—Tolkien included—ever dreamed. Propelled to his destiny by a series of courageous adventures and indented paragraphs, Billy will set out on the greatest YOLO of all time... one that leads deep into the dark caverns hiding a mysterious man named Goldstein, who's just trying to have a nice seder.

For those who are fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, you'll get a kick out of Harvard Lampoon's latest parody, The Wobbit.

Is this a classic? No. Far from it.

Is it pretty zany and wacky? Absolutely. I read a lot, and every once in a while, I need to read something goofy and fun. There is nothing and no one that is safe from being parodied. From Romney and Obama, to the Oscars, The Harvard Lampoon pokes fun at everything at their expense. Even authors C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Token at not spared.

National Lampoon did a parody of Lord of the Rings called Bored of the Rings, and it made fun of contemporary society. This book is no different. It's just chock full of all kinds of cultural references to our everyday crazy world. This book is not as funny as the other Harvard Lampoon book I reviewed, The Hunger Pains, but it is entertaining. Sometimes, you just need to sit back and relax, and just laugh at everything.

YOLO, y'all!

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