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Paperback Nightlight: A Parody Book

ISBN: 0307476103

ISBN13: 9780307476104

Nightlight: A Parody

(Part of the Lampoon Parodies Series)

About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him-which I assumed was wildly out of his control-that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me. And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon 's hilarious...


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Twilight Parody

I'll admit, I do have a weird fondness for parodies. Mainly movies, but I figured I'd give this book a try. I haven't read much of it, but so far it's not bad.

Huge twilight fan lol

I'm so excited to read this lol I love parodies and this is going to be amazing I can already tell by how hard I was laughing at the description.

Ridiculous, stupid, disgusting and genius!

As a recovering Twilighter- wait, scratch that- as someone who can now see the Twilight series for what it really is- A very badly written hodge-podge of everything an untalented "writer" ever read about vampires in OTHER AUTHORS' books, coupled with any Poor-Me-Teenage-Girl question and answer column out of Seventeen magazine, that took 4 books and half a million pages for something to happen and then it SUCKED- I needed to read this book. I cried, I screamed, I beat my fists against my pillow- and it was all because I was laughing so freaking hard I thought someone might mistakeningly commit me. It's absolutely ridiculous, stupid, disgusting and genius. I love how the description of Edwart's hair changed every time he was around. In this book we have Belle, a most loathsome character, just like Bella in Twilight. In Twilight, Bella is pretty much unlovable and you really want to smack her but you can't quite put your finger on why- in Nightlight the reasons are painfully obvious. 154 pages, you can read it in a minute, just don't read it in public- you might get locked up.

A great display of biting humor! (no pun intended)

I'm proud to be one of those people who loves to hate Twilight, but had somehow never heard of this book. Luckily a close friend made an inspired choice while gift shopping for me. This book skewers Stephanie Meyer's atrocious writing so perfectly, I burst out laughing after reading the first sentence. By the end of the first page, in which the authors had already used 17 adjectives too many and laboriously described the protagonists' entire outfit and seated position in relation to objects in the car, I was in stitches. Unfortunately, I fear the wealth of the humor will be lost on those who have not actually read Stephanie Meyer's excuse for a novel, but there's there's plenty more than her writing style being mocked here. For example- lots of negative reviews here are posted by Twilight fans who claim to be able to laugh at it, but still didn't enjoy the parody. I think what they're missing is the ability to laugh at themselves. This book is part parody, part commentary. Towards the end the plot veers drastically from the source material in order to more effectively poke fun, not at Twilight itself, but at the teenage girls who can't seem to take it seriously enough. That was a clever turn I did not expect to find in the book, but it makes the whole thing even more hilarious. (And sometimes cringe-worthy. I both laughed and cried when Belle demanded that Edwart stop treating her respectfully.) Some of the negative reviews complain that the characters are stupid and the events of the plot absurd. I would direct them to the dictionary definition of the word "parody," in which elements of the source material are exaggerated for comedic effect. Yes, there are a handful of typos scattered throughout, which I honestly speculated might have been intentional. (Satirical editing? Whoa, that's deep.) I don't think I've ever read a book which has made me laugh this much. In short, it's a quick, fun read, and reflects essential elements of the source material more cleverly than the genre usually allows. If you enjoy reading 1 star reviews of Twilight for fun (I KNOW I'm not the only one), you'll enjoy this book.

Rolling on the floor at Borders

Browsing the shelves at Borders I picked this book up and read the back and started laughing. I didn't stop laughing - hysterically, to the point of drawing odd stares from other customers and feeling like I got a great ab workout - until my husband made me put the book back and leave the store. Now every time I have a free moment at the bookstore I make a beeline for this book (yes, I will eventually BUY the book, I swear) and proceed to have a good chuckle. Every single sentence in this parody is absolutely hysterical and is perfectly analogous with Twilight. I am not a Twihard nor do I loathe the books. In fact, I read them - all 4 - and found some parts entertaining, some not so much, but it was a good, quick, transatlantic, guilty pleasure. I appreciated this parody even more because I had read the books and I think even die hard fans can appreciate the humor. It's like the Wayan's brother's "Scary Movie" parodies: even if you looooved "Scream," you can still giggle when they point out some of the ridiculous in it. So annnnyway, I give this book 5 stars because I have never laughed so hard at a book, out loud, uncontrollably, in public. I plan to buy it for all my Twilight obsessed friends and family members! Edwart and Belle forever!

A parody well done!

The reviewers who gave this book two stars or less are obviously Twihards. So don't listen to them. This parody is brilliant. I've only read the first chapter and I kept bursting at the seams with laughter. I think it helps to know what the original Twilight is like. It also helps if you don't much care for the original. But parodies are never meant to derogate the original. They wouldn't exist if the original didn't, so the parody owes itself to the parodied. So don't think this book is meant to tear down your precious love and "one of the best (and probably only) books [you've] ever read!" It's fun. It's goofy. It works.

Nightlight: It Lit Up My Night

I hold that there are three kinds of people in this world: - People who like/love Twilight - People who dislike/hate Twilight - People who live under a rock And here's the thing -- every one of those people should read this book. It has, of course, everything one expects from a good parody: exaggerated new characters that lovingly poke fun at Meyer's originals, stylistic jabs (two words: blank pages), and Strong Opinions about sparkly vampires. But those things, though all done extremely well, are a given. And they've been done many times. There are Twilight parodies all over the internet, and a couple that have even seeped onto the shelves somehow. What sets this one apart, though, is our heroine. Belle Goose is a clever hybrid of Twilight's Bella and... well, every girl of a certain age who has read Twilight and longed for an Edward of her own. When Belle moves to Switchblade, OR, she just KNOWS that every boy in her school is madly in love with her. After all, not only is she the new kid, but she maintains a studied indifference to her appearance that she knows can't possibly be anything but attractive. But she isn't interested in any of them. She is interested in Edwart Mullen, the nerdy boy in the corner who has a strange taste for blood -- and who is quite obviously being tortured by his vampiris instincts, which tell him to either ravish her or kill her... or both. He doesn't tell her any of this, of course, but he doesn't need to. Our Belle is a woman of the world. She can't possibly be wrong. What follows is the story of Belle pursuing her dream, which is to become the paramour of a vampire. I can't even tell you how much I laughed (and sometimes snickered... and I think, I THINK, there was even a guffaw in there) as Belle learned the truth about Edwart, and the truth about vampires. Seriously, whatever your feelings are about Twilight, this is a book worth reading. Pick it up. You won't regret it.

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