These days, everyone’s trying to get a piece of the [movie id="369195"]“Twilight”[/movie] action. And while parodying the Stephenie Meyer vampire saga is nothing new, we’re sure the great brains at the Harvard Lampoon will do something original with their first novel in 40 years, “Nightlight.”
The book, published by Random House’s Vintage Books imprint, will hit your local bookstore on November 3. According to EW.com, it will focus on a young lady named Belle Goose, who is described as “pale and klutzy.” When she moves to Switchblade, Oregon, she meets a fellow high school student named Edwart Mullen.
Belle, who has an obsession with vampires, convinces herself that the “super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls” is one because does things she considers supernatural like leaving his Tater Tots untouched at lunch and saving her from a flying snowball.
The last time Harvard’s undergraduate humor magazine published a satirical novel was in 1969 when it published the “The Lord of the Rings” spoof “Bored of the Rings.”
” ‘Funny’ might get you a blog post these days, but it’s the Lampoon-level of satire that makes ‘Nightlight’ worth every pseudo-bloodsucking, angst-ridden page,” says a statement from Vintage. ” ‘Nightlight’ stakes at the heart of what makes ‘Twilight’ tick … or, really, cuts to the core of it. … Brooding and hilarious, let ‘Nightlight’ be your guide through the ‘Twilight’ fandom that has eclipsed the mind of every teenager you have ever met.”