Monday, 9 April 2012

HUMOUR REVIEW: A Game of Groans - George RR Washington

Release Date: 29/03/12


'There was a bloodied knife on Allbran's bed. Lady Gateway Barker knew what she had to do; what all the royals in Summerseve did when somebody tried to kill a member of their family: gather up a bunch of people and horses, and go from one place to another'. In the land of the Eight (or was it Six?) Kingdoms - where seasons can last decades and comparisons to Tolkien a lifetime - trouble is brewing. For the Barkers of Summerseve, times are about to get as tough as the pronunciation of 'Daenerys Targaryen'. From this world of outdoor fornication with horse-people (and indoor fornication with blood relatives) comes an epic story of novella proportions as the Barkers, their BFFs, and their enemies strive to star in that funniest of concepts: a parody of George R. R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones". 'The literary mash-up we're dying to see'.


With the second season of Game of Thrones about to begin on Sky Atlantic and a mighty set of tomes, it was only going to be a matter of time before a parody made its way onto the bookshelves.

Here, within this book is a whole host of fun with the author taking the mick out of many other franchises that allows the reader to play spot the original as one gag after another reveal themselves. It is quirky, it is fun and all in, this book has humour as well as a cracking concept alongside light and action.

1 comment:

T. James said...

The parodies often really do not work very well. It's a pleasant change to hear of one that does...