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Hobbit on Thames

2003-03-06 15:50:56.330289+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Snicker. The Shadow sent me Walmart.com - The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again. They seem to be having a little problem with... well... something. I hate to give away the gag before the link, but this one isn't going to last long. The description reads:

On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of eccentrics live in houseboats. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they belong to one another. There is Maurice, a homosexual prostitute; Richard, a buttoned- up ex-navy man; but most of all there's Nenna, the struggling mother of two wild little girls. How each of their lives complicates the others is the stuff of this perfect little novel.The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo, Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.

Boxed hardcover bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil stamping, two-color typography, and five full-page color illustrations by the author

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2003-03-06 17:22:43.016579+00 by: Diane Reese

Broken link...?

#Comment made: 2003-03-06 18:11:24.82062+00 by: Dan Lyke

Looks like they got to it already.

#Comment made: 2003-03-06 20:03:48.280582+00 by: Diane Reese

So, was that it? A goofy hacked description of The Hobbit's plot?

#Comment made: 2003-03-06 20:59:29.51495+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. That's all.

#Comment made: 2003-03-07 04:39:25.698659+00 by: baylink

Nope, they didn't get to it. If my interpretation of the URL is correct, the problem is that they use Broadvision, which sucks.

#Comment made: 2003-03-07 19:21:57.243017+00 by: Dan Lyke

DazeReader and Must See HTTP say that the description seems to be about Offshore[Wiki] by Penelope Fitzgerald.

And yes, Broadvision sucks.