Imagine if someone else had written The Lord of the Rings besides J.R.R. Tolkien. That’s exactly what Alison Brooks did with her site Alternate Authors Versions of Lord of the Rings, which was pointed out to us by io9.
The site offers parodies in the writing styles of different great authors (including Joyce, Hemingway, Lewis Carroll), film and TV icons (Star Wars’ George Lucas, Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry, The Simpsons’ Matt Groening), and music stars (Meat Loaf, Andrew Lloyd Webber).
Here’s the "George Lucas" version of LotR:
"Did you ever wonder who your father was, Frodo?"
"Uncle Bilbo was my father, Obi Gan Dalf."
"Your Uncle is a fine man, but he is not your father. Your father was a fine warrior and a great captain, strong in the Force. He was called Sarumann the Wise, and he was a good friend."
"Was? Is he dead?"
"He is no more. It is your destiny to avenge his death, young Baggins."
How about if James Bond creator Ian Fleming had written LotR instead of Tolkien?
Aragorn placed his hand on the cool, ivory hilt of his 6.38 Anduril sword, half-holding it in as casual manner as possible. His eyes swept the room of the Prancing Pony, eyeing up the potential threats. He took out his pipe, made from the warmed heartwood of a mature oak. In the palm of his left hand, he unwrapped his leather tobacco pouch filled, as he preferred, with Gondorian Silk Cut. Aragorn preferred it to the harsher, stronger Numenorian blend…
Check out even more of these "what if?" parodies of Lord of the Rings here.
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