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Saturday, July 9, 2011

[Review] The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor

The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free digital copy through Net Galley.

Obviously this book is a spoof of Twilight, but it was more than that. While it was easy to determine who the characters were paralleling, they also stood on their own as new characters, rather than caricatures of the Twilight characters. Right off the bat we meet "The Narrator," someone who has promised to fill in the gaps of the story as the heroin, Bonnie Greyduck, shares her journal. Bonnie, put simply, is a nutcase and the small town of Lake Woebegotten doesn't know what's about to hit them! This was just as over the top as its precursor, but much more raw, and honest. However, in the last few chapters of the book, the similarities dwindle and it turns into something quite dark. I would recommend this book to fans of spoofs and anti-Twilighters, or anyone looking for some dark humor.

P.S. Coffee is my favorite smell, too! ;)

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