Nightlight: A Parody by Harvard Lampoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads):" 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 Thoughts: It's been a long time since I laughed so hard at a book...the can't-breathe-type-laughter that made my husband give me a look like "you are crazy, go to bed."
Nightlight is a very good SNL-type (maybe even as good as Monty Python) parody of Twilight. I feel that it's geared towards Twilight fans with a sense of humor about their fandom (much like the Star Wars Robot Chicken special...you have to be a fan or have a certain amount of knowledge about Star Wars to get the jokes). It's great vampire obsessed fun!
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