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Bored of the Rings Book Review Summary

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Bored of the Rings is a witty parody of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. It tells the stories of all three books in one much shorter paperback. It's only real intention is to be entertaining and it achieves it in style. A laugh from beginning to end.
This report prepared by Louise Karczmarz



This is a parody of Lord of the Rings. In this version, Gandalf is a discredited charlatan, Gimli and Legolas are constantly at each other's throats, Aragorn murders Faramir to get the crown, and Saruman is an independent businessman just trying to make a living.
This report prepared by Steve








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Parody    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   40's-50's    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   teleportation    -    Invisibility

Setting

Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   very controlled society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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