Nightlight: A Parody of Twilight by Harvard Lampoon

Genre: Parodies, Humor
Pages: 154
Publisher: Vintage Books 2009

"It was then that I saw him. He was sitting at a table all by himself, not even eating. He had an entire tray of baked potatoes in front of him and still he did not touch a single one. How could a human have his pick of baked potatoes and resist them all? Even odder, he hadn't noticed me, Belle Goose, future Academy Award winner."

As a recovering Twilighter- wait, scratch that- as someone who can now see the Twilight series for what it really is- A very badly written hodge-podge of everything an untalented "writer" ever read about vampires in OTHER AUTHORS' books, coupled with any Poor-Me-Teenage-Girl question and answer column out of Seventeen magazine, that took 4 books and half a million pages for something to happen and then it SUCKED- I needed to read this book.

I cried, I screamed, I beat my fists against my pillow- and it was all because I was laughing so freaking hard I thought my boyfriend was going to commit me. He kept poking his head in the door going "Are you sure you're OK???"

It's absolutely ridiculous, stupid, disgusting and genius. I love how the description of Edwart's hair changed every time he was around. In this book we have Belle, a most loathsome character, just like Bella in Twilight. In Twilight Bella is pretty much unlovable and you really want to smack her but you can't quite put your finger on why- in Nightlight the reasons are painfully obvious.

154 pages, you can read it in a minute, just don't read it in public- you might get locked up.

8 thoughts?:

Maria the Bookworm March 14, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

I have to read this, along with TwiLite by Stephen Jenner. But I have to say, though, I love the Twilight Saga :)

lifeafterjane March 14, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

Oooh I didn't know TwiLite existed! I just read a few excerpts and now I MUST read it! Thank you!

Morgan March 14, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

Lol I loved this book-it was so hilarious. And your right that Belle Goose was unlikeable. Great review!

Tori [Book Faery] March 14, 2010 at 2:23 PM  

Lol! Well I'm glad we share the same dislike towards Twilight. I think I'm going to have to check out this book now ;)

Ladybug March 14, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

I really loved the three first Twilight books when I read them, the fourth I felt was just written to get every last dime out of the success the three first books had. The plot in Breaking Dawn was very thin. Now it's been about a year since I've read the books and the more I think of the books the more faults I see.

I loved The Host by Stephenie Meyer though, I felt that she took her writing up a couple of notches with that one.

Oh.. yes I was supposed to comment on the review, forgive me for babbling on and on. This sounds like a great fun read and I loved your review. I wish I could write posts and reviews like you do, you always manage to put a huge grin on my face =D

Anonymous March 14, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

The TwiLite parody by Stephen Jenner was much better than the National Lampoon version. See

lifeafterjane March 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

TwiLite is available on Kindle. I can't freakin' wait.

Ladybug- Thank you so much! You are a doll and you write excellent reviews! It's been a year for me too and all I can feel now is shame that I ever LOVED Twilight in the first place. Not going to read The Host. I'd rather just strongly dislike her. :)

bokelskerinnen March 20, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

I must read this one :) I have read all the twilight-books and I sometimes wonder why they became so popular. Ok, some parts are entertaining, but overall they are poorly written and the relationship between Bella and Edward is not exactly healthy. He treats her bad and she still looks at him with stars in her eyes.

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