A quest, a war, a ring that would be grounds for calling any wedding off, a king without a kingdom, and a little, furry "hero" named Frito, ready - ...Show synopsisA quest, a war, a ring that would be grounds for calling any wedding off, a king without a kingdom, and a little, furry "hero" named Frito, ready - or maybe just forced by the wizard of Goodgulf - to undertake the one mission which can save Lower Middle Earth from enslavement by the evil Sorhed...Luscious Elfmaidens, a roller-skating dragon, ugly plants that can soul-kiss the unwary to death - these are just some of the ingredients in the wildest, wackiest, most irreverent excursion into fantasy realms that anyone has ever dared to undertake.Hide synopsis
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A book should inspire, build up, instruct, or entertain, and it should be positive about how it does this. After reading for just a little while, I felt like I needed a bath. It polluted my mind. For me, this book was a waste of time. I threw it away without mentioning it to anyone. I regret buying the book.
Clearly a period piece [it was written in 1969 by people my age - currently in their sixties, college students then], it's a very funny send-off on The Lord of the Rings - in fact, very point-for-point like the actual book. It's not too long, and about as long as it should be, since the style - use of hilarious send-off names like Goodgulf instead of Gandalf, Frito instead of Frodo, Dildo instead of Bilbo, etc., and deprecating references - would wear thin if it were much longer.
Many of the names used - like the Riders of Roi-Tan - refer to long-dead product brand names, so it's a bit funnier if you're past sixty and remember them. I'd been spoiling to read it for nearly 40 years and finally took the time, courtesy of Alibris.
Glad I read it - it was good for many chuckles. If you like cornball satire, you'll love it!
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