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Pretty darn funny parody of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. A small caution: it does have some mature content, and I wouldn't suggest this book for younger readers. Maybe upper-teens and older, and the parent will probably want to read it first to be certain.
Sometimes childish, sometimes rude, always clever and always very, very funny, this book has delighted most, and outraged a few, Tolkien fans in the US for nearly 30 years. Pulling in references to popular culture and fantasy literature as a whole, this is a killingly effective parody of LORD OF THE RINGS. From the dreary Goddamn (Gollum), to the feckless Arrowroot (Aragorn), the bungling Goodgulf (Gandalf) to the timid, meanminded boggies Frito (Frodo) and Dildo (Bilbo), no character is safe. Fleeing the Nozdrul, bored by acid-casualty Tim Benzedrine and harrassed throughout by the minions of Sorhed, the fellowship move through a Middle Earth like no other. Short, sharp and very much to the point, even Tolkien would be hard-pressed to surpress a giggle at BORED OF THE RINGS.
There was much to laugh at in this book. Although there were many really wacky things that happened, the parody was never completely disrespectful of the original text. And there were loads of other allusions throughout. But about two-thirds of the way through, the book lost some of its gusto. The jokes were starting to wear a little thin and I was happy to see it brought to a quick conclusion; even so, I really did enjoy most of it.