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Brief Review: Nightlight by The Harvard Lampoon

Nightlight: A Parody
Author: The Harvard Lampoon (Site)
Release Date: 11/3/09 (Paperback)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Age Group: Young Adult (13+)
Pages: 154
Source: Public Library (Local)
Overall Feelings: Fun and comical!
"When I saw [my dad] waiting for me outside the terminal, I walked towards him shyly, tripping over a toddler and soaring into a keychain display. Embarrassed, I straightened up and fell down the escalator, somersaulting over the roller luggage inconsiderately placed on the left side. I get my lack of coordination from my dad, who always used to push me down when I was learning how to walk" (5).

(Goodreads) Nightlight was a light, entertaining, silly read that had me cracking up by the time I got to page two.

The Harvard Lampoon's Nightlight effectively mocks not only the Twilight series, but vampires in general, in a hilariously appealing way as an excellent parody should. Looking back on the Twilight series, I realized there were several points throughout the series where someone with a good, tolerable sense of humor could easily...make fun of, I guess...maybe more like tease. This book's only function, to me, is to get anyone who reads it laughing. And I did, laugh a lot I mean.

The comical duo of Belle and Edwart was priceless. You see, Belle Goose (that's right, they went there) is this odd, kooky girl who's majorly obsessed with the idea of dating someone supernatural. Cue in Edwart Mullen, the pale, nerdy, computer-whiz who consistently, mysteriously saves her life: once from a deadly flying snowball headed in her direction and next from an old man chasing her down an alley attempting to sell her a Sega video game controller. Very funny, indeed.

I definitely enjoyed reading this particular parody, and will look forward to reading more similar to this one that aim toward the paranormal. If you're looking for a quick laugh and light read, then Nightlight would be a good selection.

Thanks for reading!


Lisa said...

I was thinking about reading the parodies for the Twilight series. This sounds funny! Thanks for sharing!

jenika said...

I read this book on a train travel from Birmingham to London, I was laughing so much the person sitting next to me changed place...
I was literally crying while reading.
I totally loved Twilight and this parody was amazing.
I totally recommend it to anybody who read Twilight and is in mood to have a loooooot of laugh.

A. Knight said...

*lol* One of the most hilarious reads!