Nightlight: A Parody – By Harvard Lampoon


Nightlight: A Parody By Harvard Lampoon
Release Date: November 3, 2009
Page Count: 160
ISBN-13: 978-0307476104

Summary from Amazon

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.

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.

My Review

Nightlight is a great parody of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. I read this book some years back and I can still remember laughing out loud at some parts of the story. There are spoofs on the names in the book and just about everything about the story, including Meyer’s writing style. Bella Swan is now Belle Goose and Edward Cullen becomes Edwart Mullen. The pair’s encounters, behavior and dialogue are sure to make the reader laugh.

The book was a very quick read. It is only 160 pages long, but every chapter is full of humor. I’m considering re-reading this book because of how hilarious it was the first time I read it. I would definitely recommend this book to Twilight fans or to anyone who needs a good laugh.


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