Thursday, April 1, 2010

Book Review: Nightlight

TITLE: Nightlight: A Parody
PART IN SERIES: Standalone book
AUTHOR: The Harvard Lampoon
GENRE: Young adult, humor, parody
PREMISE: It's a parody of Twilight, that pretty much says it all.
MY REVIEW: Well, I'll be honest, it's not great literature. But it's a parody. Expecting parodys to be fantastic works of art is like asking soap operas not to be corny and overdramatic. Some of the jokes are kind of lame, but others are hilarious and most are just kind of snort worthy and there to make your eyes roll which is what all parodys are like to some extent (seriously, watch Scary Movie sometime...there are some lame jokes in that thing but there is also some hysterical stuff going on).
But this does do what parodys are meant to do: point out the ridiculousness of the subject it is making fun of. With Twilight...well the jokes pretty much write themselves with that series. Not only do they have fun with the characters, the writers have fun with how Meyer writes as well and I for one loved it. Twilight fans may or may not be appreciative of this (it would probably depend on the Twilight fan and how much of a sense of humor they have about the series) and anti-Twilighters such as myself will probably get a huge kick out of it.
WHO SHOULD READ: Twilight fans who don't mind their books being made fun of, anti-Twilight fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of five eaten apples

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