In the grand tradition of the parody bestseller Bored of the Rings, thisuproarious literary spoof follows the Tolkienesque adventures of Bingo"Sac" Grabbings, a rather unremarkable Soddit of Upper Middle Earth. Heventures forth (despite very sore and swollen feet indeed!) alongsideGandef the Coughing Wizard and a band of psoriasis-scratching,who-knows-what's-in-the-pipe-puffing dwarves, as they set out to relievethe haughty dragon Smug of his ill-gotten gold. With the recentblockbuster box office success of the Lord of the Rings films, the time isripe for someone to poke a bit of good-natured fun at the phenomenon thatis The Hobbit, and this hilarious parody succeeds brilliantly. Written byan acknowledged expert on all things Tolkien, it both salutes and skewersthe classic novel, reinventing the tale of a courageous little being whoseamazing persistence--and more than a bit of Soddit luck--belies hisdiminutive stature.