Boromir: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual
Author: Theresa Green
2004 Award Category: Genres: Humor: Parody - First Place
Story Type: Other Fiction ✧ Length: unknown
Rating: PG-13 ✧ Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: Worried about the care and maintenance of your Man of Gondor? Then look no further! This comprehensive handbook will answer all your questions, plus a few others that you wouldn't have thought to ask!
Review scores are not available for 2004.
Reviewed by: Dwimordene ✧ Score: N/A
I only wish the technical manual to my VCR were so entertaining. On the other hand, I could also wish my VCR in any way resembled Boromir. Very cleverly done, with more than a wink and nod to the overwhelming force of attraction that this fictional character exerts on otherwise sane human females (and a few males). The little cautionary notes throughout and the "trouble-shooting" section are priceless.
Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger ✧ Score: N/A
I love all the fics in the Owner's Guide series, but this is one of my favorites. I honestly don't even know where to begin. I love the way book references are worked into something so simple as an owner's manual. Like the idea that Boromir would be good on a white water rafting trip because he can in boats while going over falls. Things like that just make this fic/manual/guide click. And the offhand remarks such as distracting a kelpto Aragorn model with a partial unwrapped Arwen unit makes it impossible NOT to fall over laughing. And Boromir can use my strawberry scented bubble bath any time he wants, elf or not!
Reviewed by: Alexcat ✧ Score: N/A
This one frankly made me laugh my butt off. It's just so cute and clever. I really enjoyed the part about bathing the Boromir.
Reviewed by: Christine ✧ Score: N/A
Oh my goodness I never stopped laughing and found this guide completely hilarious. I absolutely love the "Trouble Shooting" portion where details are given about what and why Boromir acts certain ways. Goodness, I am still giggling.
Reviewed by: Mirasaui ✧ Score: N/A
Such a novel idea for a story, and quite hilarious! While I cackled over how to clean and oil my Boromir, my favourite (since I am a married lady) was the FAQ on battle scars!
Reviewed by: BelegCuthalion ✧ Score: N/A
Wonderful idea, and skillfully worked out (like the rest of the "Guide"-series). And who ever isn't able to laugh when he reads how to "handle" this gondorean warrior suffers from a complete lack of humor (I'm still waiting for Theresa Green's permisssion to translate the whole series into german - to make "my" german speaking audience laugh as hearty as I always do when I re-read it).
Reviewed by: Fourth Moon ✧ Score: N/A
The whole manual with it's matter of fact tone and innuendos is a joy (I have a dirty mind, what can I say). The Frequently Asked Questions and Trouble Shooting were probably most fun, and though this isn't my favorite among the User's Manuels, it's light-hearted and fun to read and re-read.
Reviewed by: Ellbee ✧ Score: N/A
Another wonderful owner's manual, every bit as funny as the rest. I laughed so much the kids asked me what was up.
Reviewed by: Marigold Cotton ✧ Score: N/A
Very funny story erm, manual! This author has quite a knack for making folks laugh.
Reviewed by: Ainaechoiriel ✧ Score: N/A
Oh, that was cute! I especially liked the troubleshooting note about being accidentally sent a FARAMIR unit. And of course I'd like to know where to get a Mk I and Mk II LEGOLAS