|Bored of the Rings (1969) [Novel]|
by Henry Beard Douglas C. Kenney
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Frito Bugger, a boggie of the Sty, aided by Goodgulf the Wizard, Stomper of the Many Names (wielder of the broken, hastily superglued Krona), the dwarf-despising elf Legolam, and many others too unlikely to name, attempts to convey the One Ring to its doom in the Zazu Pits of Fordor and return to the Sty without landing on Boardwalk or any of the Greens with a hotel. Lengthy cameos by such characters as Tim Benzedrino (& the lady Hashberry) and Birdseye, Lord of the Vee-Ates, as well as the welcome absence of anyone named "Arwen", help to redeem this hastily-written, perennially best-selling ripoff of a certain once-living author.
Original title: Bored of the Rings
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Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Parody
- The original cover, which stuck with the book through innumerable reprintings, is a Michael K. Frith parody of Barbara Remington's art for Ballantine's first LotR paperbacks.
- (Credited on the cover to "Harvard Lampoon", but on the title page to the individual authors.)