RE: [rumori] Bored of the Rings

From: Nicola Battista (
Date: Tue Dec 17 2002 - 14:19:59 PST

>With the talk of Turkish Star Trek recently, for another untimely remake
>anyone read "Bored of the Rings"?

read some bits from a friend's copy. He bought last year a UK edition in
London. He also bought recently an Italian edition (I don't think the parody
had ever been translated before, in Italy).

I have also noticed that some bits in the Italian edition have been adapted
with regards to some jokes/names (I have for example seen someone casting a
spell and mentioning "Kofi Annan!" between the "magic words"...

>I just learned of it's existence and am
>wondering if you've read it, if you found it to be a fun parody or
>bastardization of a classic, or something which came out at the right time;

I havent read the whole book; for what I've seen it seems a fun parody... of
course friend of mine who has read Tolkien's works 12 times or so would say
it's publishing a parody of the Bible.
Uhmm, 1969 anyway was probably "the right time" to publish it...

>cus if it came out now, it would be buried in legal troubles...

not 100% sure about this bit but maybe you are right...

Nicola DjB

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