Sunday, November 8, 2020

Lame of Thrones: The Final Book in a Song of Hot and Cold


Lame of Thrones is the latest culture spoof by The Harvard Lampoon. Due out 10th Nov 2020 from Hatchette, it's 320 pages and will be available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. 

For fans who are familiar with the Lampoon's oeuvre, this is more of the same with G.R.R Martin and his fictional world as a target. For readers unfamiliar with their mission statement, this is an undergraduate humor club/publication started in 1876 and continuing to the present day. For them, there is no pun too groan-worthy, no cow too sacred, no comparison too juvenile or ridiculous. The spoofing is generally on point and razor witted.

There are maps (with funny/groan-y place names), there's a plot (more or less), and a lot (I mean a *lot* of potty mouth humor). I enjoyed it a lot and laughed at some of the appropriate places. It's ridiculous and completely over the top. Readers who manage to finish it and aren't 12 year old boys, should probably see a professional. 

Four stars. It is most unapologetically itself and makes no excuses.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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