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Nightlight: A Parody
Nightlight A Parody
Author: The Harvard Lampoon
About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him -- which I assumed was wildly out of his control -- that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me....  more »

And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight.

Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events -- Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball! -- Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?

Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.
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ISBN-13: 9780307476104
ISBN-10: 0307476103
Publication Date: 11/3/2009
Pages: 160
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.

2.4 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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ophelia99 avatar reviewed Nightlight: A Parody on + 2527 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
I liked "Twilight", really I did, but you have to admit there is a lot to make fun of in that book. So when I saw that National Lampoon had released a "Twilight" parody book called "Nightlight" I was eager to read it. Although, I have to admit I got this from the library...I knew that it had potential to be horrible as well as awesome. Well, unfortunately, this book fell into the horrible category.

This book is about Belle Goose and her relentless pursuit of computer geek Edwart Mullen. Belle has decided Edwart is a vampire, but he really isn't. Edwart doesn't even really like girls but Bella has decided she is in love with him.

Okay first I will go through the good points of this book. It picks the right things to make fun of and occasionally there are references to the book itself that make you chuckle. Also another good point is that the book is short; it took me maybe an hour and a half to read.

Unfortunately these chuckles are few and far between. I expected this book to be a clever and witty spoof highlighting all the shortcomings of the original. It was not this at all, it was more of a dumbed-down slapstick routine put on paper. If you like slapstick and find immature, stupid characters to be hilarious than you will laugh your butt off. Otherwise you will just be happy this book is short.

Then about two-thirds of the way through the book things get strange and not at all funny. As Belle suddenly goes to a vampire prom and the story totally deviates from anything we have ever read before. Suddenly what was a slightly amusing slapstick parody turns into just a plain old bad story.

I was really disappointed in this book; especially since I was excited to read it and was looking forward to a night of humor and good laughs. Add to the above the fact that I noticed a number of plain old typos in this book and I began to wonder if it had ever even been proofread.

In summary, look elsewhere for a funny parody of "Twilight"...given all the things you could make fun of "Twilight" for, there has got to be a better parody out there than this one.
reviewed Nightlight: A Parody on + 168 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Ok, my disclaimer is that I absolutely hated the Twilight series. Insecure, non-ambitous, dependent women aren't my favorite heroines. And abusive, controlling men aren't my favorite heroes.

Reading this parody was fantastic! I laughed at every other sentence. I couldn't read it in public due to laughing out loud. Seriously great stuff. I thought it was WAY better than the actual Twilight book! I hope they do a parody for all the books in the series.

The plot did sort of fall apart in the end, but I can overlook that due to some truly fantastic parts in the beginning and middle.

I definitely recommend this to anyone who had problems with the Twilight series. And, even if you didn't, this is still very funny. What I also liked about it is that it didn't just make fun of the plot. It also made fun of Meyer's writing style within Twilight. It had the same redundant sentences/adjectives that Twilight had, only ten times funnier. I gave it 5 stars.

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. If I were an author, I'd be flattered if someone wrote a parody of my work! I mean, seriously, it means you've obviously "made it".
obxsurfergurlo2 avatar reviewed Nightlight: A Parody on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I saw this on the shelf at Target the other day and just had to pick it up. Being a huge fan of the vampire/paranormal romance genre but not too big on the Twilight saga, I found it pretty funny at first. It has its hilarious moments but falls a little short overall. However, it is a fun quick read for anyone who is twilighted-to-death. I do definitely suggest the other parody book that was beside it on the self "The Vampire is just not that into you" by Vlad Mezrich. Non-stop laughs in that one from pie graphs of prefered vampire blood types to tips on how to make your room vampire friendly.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not what I expected. While there were a few good laughs, it reminded the typical parody movies. There were too many over the top silly situations that detracted from the story line and caused me to struggle through the reading. A book that should have taken a few hours to read, took me a few days.
daredevilgirl013 avatar reviewed Nightlight: A Parody on + 746 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I bought this book figuring it would be drop dead funny, and in spots it was funny, others it was like where the heck did this come from!? They tried to tell their own tale while throwing in bits and pieces of Twilight and it turned out rather awkward. Still a bit funny, a bit interesting, and a bit odd. It's a good stupid silly book to read if you need a break from the more serious books. If you like Scary Movie, or any of those "Spoof" movies, then this book would be for you.
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This was one of those books that was SO stupid it was funny, but there were times that this book just made me roll my eyes. It was good to read for a laugh, but it really wasn't good for much else other than the occaissonal laugh and the end book in my book shelve to keep the ones I actually liked from falling over.