Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Soddit by A.R.R.R. Roberts

“Following Bored of the Rings comes the equally irreverent parody of Tolkien's other (and much, much shorter) masterwork, The Hobbit.

Bingo Sac Grabbins is asked by the coughing wizard Gandef and some (oddly Welsh) dwarves to help them relieve the great dragon Smug of his gold.

SF author and Tolkien scholar Adam Roberts has written a parody [w]ith knowing digs at the fantasy genre in general and the mystique that has built around Middle Earth in particular.”

The Soddit by A.R.R.R. Roberts is published by Gollancz in hardcover (£8.99), originally released in 2003. Is there any connect to the new Hobbit movie?

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