The Soddit [Adam Roberts] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bingo Sac Grabbins is asked by the coughing wizard Gandef and some. The Soddit by Adam Roberts. The Soddit book cover. Free preview. Rating /10 . At least it’s not as bad as Barry Trotter. Bingo Sac Grabbins is asked by the. Noté /5. Retrouvez The Soddit et des millions de livres en stock sur Achetez neuf ou d’occasion.

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Refresh and try again. After the Battle of the Five Armies has ended, Token dies in Aoddit arms, which finishes off in a style of a Looney Tunes ending and thus only two Dwarfs of the company have survived the quest.

Find a book you’ll love, get our newsletter name email. Boy was I wrong. I read this one to get out of a book hangover, because it’s a very easy-to-read book. I think I only managed about 50 pages of this pointless book and I could not find it in myself to bother reading it until the end.

It reminds me of a hopeless guy who cannot master an art sovdit telling a joke and make others laugh. But, on the other hand, Mr. Or Gandef and Thorri King? Mar 26, Mathilde Poquillon rated it soddkt liked it. I honestly felt sovdit I had struck gold. He ventures forth despite very sore and swollen feet indeed! Instead of a Ring that makes him invisible, Bingo finds a Thing complete with registered trademark which makes true the opposite of whatever someone speaks through it.

Very creative faaaar better than his The Da Vinci Codbut forgettable.

The Soddit by Adam Roberts

And the footnotes–while it’s funny to lampoon how overly scholastic Tolkien was, some of the footnotes were just downright silly, and not in a funny kind of way but in a superfluous kind of way. And, like Bingo, I’m sure glad this tale is finally over. Languages Deutsch Italiano Edit links. Roberts addition of droll sarcasm was ingenious, as well as his descriptions of the The Soddit world and its most unusual thw.


They are thoroughly entertaining for someone who just wants to read something that endorses a lot of fun to be had. Save for puerile play-on-words variations of places’ and persons’ names, this story seems much more interested in pushing an agenda of its own tha There are, or so I have been told, some excellent parodies of Tolkien’s work abroad in the world.

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Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. SF author and Tolkien scholar Adam Roberts has written a parody that is both hilarious and intelligent. It has no detail what so ever. This, however, is absolutely not one of them. The author has definite talent when it comes to writing, what I’d classify as sodcit ultimate parody; obviously it’s something he thoroughly enjoys.

Bookmarks 1streading’s Blog 3: Still, after some chapters the magic does soedit to work. Preview — The Soddit by Adam Roberts.

Humorous and very enjoyable in parts. It took a while to get or appreciate the often dry humour.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I am all for parodies, and my French and Saunders-borrowed mantra of “only take the piss out of the things you love” is top of the list in consideration of things like this, but that never really entered in to it, for me.

The Soddit reads very easily, and while it’s a parody, it does create the impression it’s a serious book, too. He falls into a cavern where he meets a morose philosopher named Sollum. And as I was reading the last few pages I discovered there is a spoof out about this book. As the book progresses, the story departs further and further from the original storyline that it parodies. Despite myself I rather enjoyed this book. And it definitely got me out of it, and that’s something I Okay so at the beginning I couldn’t really get into the story, and I really felt like it was just a retelling of Tolkien’s book, with nothing more added to it.

Think it would be really interesting to see how it would be written now that the films have been made, I suspect that it would change the focus of s Very funny in places but don’t think it was quite as funny as Star Warped and The Sellamillion by the same author.


The Greedy Bastard Diary: Bingo Sac Grabbins is asked by the coughing wizard Gandef and some oddly Welsh dwarves to help them relieve the great dragon Smug of his gold. I would recommend the book as something to read to put a smile on your face and allow you to escape the mundane reality for a a bit!

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It sounds harsh for what is really an inoffensive comedy gift, but really tthe was very little point to this apart from to make some money. The Thing TM is completely different from the One Ring and leads to some unique plot developments; it comes to the point where some of these ideas are ideas I’d like to have seen explored further in an original, non-parody fantasy story. A spoof of Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Jun 01, Katy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Adam Robertsbook reviewbookscomedyfantasyfictionliteratureReviewsThe SodditVector.

With name changes only a vowel away from Tolkien’s originals, the story is terribly shallow and the characters are ridiculously foolish. They are probably out just to get in some real painful trouble and how Bingo pities his painful feet.

Dec 13, Cait rated it liked it Recommends it for: Lists with This Book.

A Comic Soddlt of America. The deliberate exaggeration of characters, play on names, long-winded explanations and half-a-page-in-length sentences were quite amusing initially and I did laugh on occasion, but then the story became a bit tedious by the end.

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