The Soddit: Or, Let's Cash in Again

The Soddit: Or, Let's Cash in Again

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by A. R. R. R. Roberts, Adam Roberts, Roberts A. R. R. R.
     
 

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In the grand tradition of the parody bestseller Bored of the Rings, this uproarious literary spoof follows the Tolkienesque adventures of Bingo "Sac" Grabbings, a rather unremarkable Soddit of Upper Middle Earth. He ventures forth (despite very sore and swollen feet indeed!) alongside Gandef the Coughing Wizard and a band of psoriasis-scratching,

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In the grand tradition of the parody bestseller Bored of the Rings, this uproarious literary spoof follows the Tolkienesque adventures of Bingo "Sac" Grabbings, a rather unremarkable Soddit of Upper Middle Earth. He ventures forth (despite very sore and swollen feet indeed!) alongside Gandef the Coughing Wizard and a band of psoriasis-scratching, who-knows-what's-in-the-pipe-puffing dwarves, as they set out to relieve the haughty dragon Smug of his ill-gotten gold. With the recent blockbuster box office success of the Lord of the Rings films, the time is ripe for someone to poke a bit of good-natured fun at the phenomenon that is The Hobbit, and this hilarious parody succeeds brilliantly. Written by an acknowledged expert on all things Tolkien, it both salutes and skewers the classic novel, reinventing the tale of a courageous little being whose amazing persistence—and more than a bit of Soddit luck—belies his diminutive stature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780575075542
Publisher:
Gollancz, Victor Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
4.68(w) x 6.32(h) x 1.41(d)

Meet the Author


A.R.R.R. Roberts was born two thirds of the way through the last century, in London, England. He was educated at a rundown state school in Kent, and the ancient University of Aberdeen, where he graduated with a degree in English and Classics. After this he studied for a PhD at Cambridge, the subject of which had to do with both Robert Browning and the Classics. He presently works for Royal Holloway, University of London teaching English Lit and Creative Writing. He lives to the west of London with his wife Rachel and their children. A.R.R.R. Roberts is a pseudonym used by Adam Roberts. Learn more at www.AdamRoberts.com.

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The Soddit: Or, Let's Cash in Again 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh ok..so
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Its fine."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can you please tell tess to come here..please plase please.i feel really bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here babe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Yeah. Have we met before?) I smile and suck down deeper, all the way to the base
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Idk..like a guy....wbu?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
):D
Guest More than 1 year ago
It had kind of a strange slow start, but it's very good and extremely hilarious!! You really seem to feel that you are with the Soddit's adventures, and other problems that he has as you read futher along in this funny and strange book. I love it and I would recommend this book to anyone for a good adventure and comedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Swapping names like 'Bilbo Baggins' for 'Bingo 'Sac' Grabbings', you'd expect A.R.R.R. Roberts' 'The Soddit' to be an enjoyable romp and an entertaining parody of Tolkien's classic novel. Instead, the author settles for mediocrity and offers the reader very little in the way of humour. Saying this though, 'The Soddit' wasn't a terrible read, but it was a disappointing one. Loan it from your local library instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sounds really good. I just might buy ot