Harvard Lampoon to parody Twilight

31l++OyV0LL._SS500_Vintage Books announced yesterday that humor magazine the Harvard Lampoon will parody teen sensation Twilight. Their version, Nightlight, will be published on Nov. 3. The Lampoon hasn’t parodied a book in 40 years, since 1969’s Bored of the Rings.

The Vintage press release gave a brief history of the Lampoon:

The first volume of the Lampoon appeared in February, 1876. Written by seven undergraduates and modeled on Punch, the British humor magazine, the debut issue took the Harvard campus by storm. “Our success was immediate,” wrote founder John Tyler Wheelwright. “Our first edition of twelve hundred was sold at once.” United States President Ulysses S. Grant was advised not to read the magazine, as he would be too much “in stitches” to run the government.

Nighlight stars “Belle Goose” in an “uproarious tale of a vampireobsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places…”

Related in BookPage: Read our interview with Stephenie Meyer.

Confession: I’ve never read Twilight, so I don’t have much of an opinion on the parody… although I am envious of the group of undergraduates who got to write a book with Random House.

Thoughts from Twilight fans (or loathers)?

6 Responses to Harvard Lampoon to parody Twilight

  1. Ti says:

    I read Twilight and I am just starting New Moon. This sounds hilarious. The Twilight books are fun and entertaining but they are often ‘sigh out loud’ ridiculous so the parody should be entertaining as well.

  2. Karen Olson says:

    It’s got to be better than Twilight. Will definitely look for this.

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  5. celebs says:

    My God, i attention you were untaken to memory chip in with nearly key insght on the goal at hand, not leave it with we leave it to you to decide.

  6. […] do I get my hands on a copy of Nightlight? Because I totally want […]

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