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Lame of Thrones

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I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
 This is a fun parody of a book series that is so notorious for being unfinished and television series that went off the rails after the plotlines surpassed the material in the currently published books. While I jumped ship from both for different reasons long before the disastrous final season, I still found a lot to laugh about due to the ridiculous plot lines I do remember and the secondhand knowledge I gleaned about the widespread dissatisfaction with season 8. While some of the humor is a bit immature, like fart jokes and whatnot, and the pop culture references are a bit much at times, I did like how it relished in poking fun at the incest of the Lannister family (the Bangsisters! XD) or pointing out how little Bran and especially Rickon contributed to the story or stood out against the much more interesting players, making the twists involving them in the last few seasons unremarkable. 
This is a generally fun parody for both the amateur fan and seasoned veteran alike, whether they are disappointed with the ending, despairing at the fact that Winds of Winter is still unreleased, or both.
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This book was hilarious. I was dying. I would love to see more of these parody books. It was a great afternoon read to think about nothing.
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A humorous take on the Game of Thrones series. It was a pretty quick read but I can't say I connected with the humor most of the time. I'd be interested in reading other parodies by The Harvard Lampoon because I do like the concept of re-imagining popular series in a comedic way.
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i quite enjoyed this parody book, it was a lot of fun to read and I loved the change of names. I loved Queen Dennys Grandslam.
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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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This parody of GoT from the Harvard Lampoon editors was, as the title says, “lame.” It all takes place in Westopolis, where everyone wants to rule from the Pointy Chair. Because yes, swords are pointy. 

I have to admit. It was a hard read to finish. I did like the part with the pink-eyed raven talking about what sex is and then the random Eminem music. The character names were hilarious though, Lemme Bangsister, Pansa Snark, Brian od Fart, and Dennys Grandslam were good. 

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC.
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Funny, but slow. It's a great book, but not a very interesting start. It dragged most the way.  I enjoyed it though
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I really really loved ASOIAF but HATE GOT. I found this book way more enjoyable than the shows writing. Its absolutely hilarious! Its very obvious that they really cared about the source material and i really appreciate that in a parody.
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For anyone who loves the whole GOT universe , this book is a real entertainment.  I love the maps,and the completeness of the book !    Excellent!
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This was ridiculous in the BEST possible way.

I had read Nightlight, the Twilight parody years ago and when I saw that The Harvard Lampoon had written one for G.O.T.? Oh I requested it right away! Thankfully they approved me.

I loved that throughout you can very much tell as a reader that the writers cared about the series. To write a parody if something, you really nees a firm grasp of the original source material and that was evident on nearly every single page.

The sigils were hilarious and Lemme Bangsister was my absolute favorite character name of all. Many names were clever plays on the character themselves and their names. A few other favorites were Cervix Bangsister, Dennys Grandslam, Pansa Snark, and Brian of Fart. 

The scenes were so over the top, yet still followed the storylines of the last two seasons of the show so well. We even got to "hear" from George R.R. Martin for the intro and his own chapter.

I loved the random references (An Eminem song was referenced form 8 mile) and the random sexual ridiculousness. 

My two favorite scenes in particular were with Ham and Bland as the pink eyed raven discussing what sex was and Ham fainting and yelling for Chilly cause clearly Ham wasn't getting to experience anything beyond missionary as well as Bland trying to lure the Nighty Night King in a leather cut off top short shorts, heels and lipstick.

I laughed at loud at those two scenes as well as a few random lines. 

This is definitely bit a story for children. Adults which have both read the books and watched the show will get the most out of this by being able to understand more of the references, but I think you would still get a kick out of it had you only watched the show. 

This took me longer to read than I figured it would. It surprisingly followed many plots very well and was entertaining throughout in its entirety. 

Highly recommend for fans of G.O.T.s.
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