Posts tagged with parody

Sep 21 2017

If anyone sews any button eyes, I'm out.


According to io9, The Simpsons are working on a parody of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, and the author himself will appear on the show. (This is actually his second appearance. He voiced himself back in an episode in season 23. This time, if the article is to be believed, he'll be voicing the family cat.) The...

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Oct 7 2014

Eh. Whatever.


Adam Mansbach, author of the bestselling children's book Go the Fuck to Sleep, has written a "sequel": You Have to Fucking Eat. I feel $14.95 is about ten bucks more than I would be willing to pay for a joke picture book, but...

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Apr 8 2014

It could be internet-famous!


April Fools jokes generally leave me cold, but I did enjoy these fake book titles from the Dear Author website. And while I have my doubts about anything written by someone named "Chastity Velvet", and—no joke—I have a bunch of YA books that look exactly like their Shattered Brokeness...

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Feb 21 2013

Filling a void


Thank goodness: someone has finally responded to the worldwide demand* for a book combining wacky cat photos with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice...

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Aug 30 2012

Fifty sheds


I'm torn: is the twitter feed @FiftyShedsofGrey so wrong it's right, or just, you know, straight-up wrong? I'm torn, but leaning toward option B. These are painful (and they're just a tiny, tiny sampling of the available options)...

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Jun 18 2012



The Hairpin's "Texts from Scarlett O'Hara" is magical. It manages to sum up my feelings about Scarlett as a character and Gone With the Wind as a novel in less than a page: both are utterly shallow and rock-stupid...

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Mar 29 2012

Impressively gross


I probably shouldn't snicker over this, but I can't help it. The book world has been abuzz with news about E.L. James's unexpectedly successful Twilight-fanfiction-turned-published-erotic-novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which I've been doing my best to ignore....

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Jun 24 2011

Leading lady material

Well, this makes me slightly more inclined to see it: Emma Stone has apparently been offered the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Admittedly, this on...

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Nov 8 2010

The curse of the delicate flower

If you're a braver person than I am, check out the recent Twilight spoof that aired as part of the Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode. I was too embarrassed to watch more than a minut...

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Jun 11 2010

Okay, I admit it.

Much as I hate these monster/classic book hybrids, this cover did make me laugh.

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Dec 17 2009


sigh I am so tired of the lady-in-a-long-skirt-fights-evil trend, you guys:I realize that the book industry is suffering, but taking every mildly successful book formula and copying it into the ...

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