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This little book is packed! Not only is the entire trilogy chronicled (plus important bits of The Hobbit), but nearly every sentence contains a joke or pun as well. If you were to add water to this book, it would balloon to the size of an unabridged dictionary. But you don't want a watery, meandering lampoon, do you? Of course not!
You want the relentlessly clever roller-coaster retelling of the greatest fantasy yarn of the century. Let me be blunt: Bored of the Rings is to satire what the Lord of the Rings saga is to fantasy. It's that simple.
Are you tired of the cliché "I laughed so hard reading it in public that I got strange looks?" Yeah, I'm tired of that, too. But guess what? I laughed so hard reading it in public that I got strange looks!
Truly, the masterful fashion in which Beard and Kenney mercilessly rip the characters and history of Middle-earth to shreds is the ultimate tribute to the richness and depth of the original work. (J.N.)