By virtue of my own stupidity I had to change my current novel The Badlings from fantasy to parody (copyright issues of mentioning 10 books that I couldn't mention), and hence have set out researching parodies.
I have reread LOTR and tried reading Bored of the Rings but couldn't. I wanted to puke. So now I have read Pride and Prejudice and started on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. So far it's good, but it's very close to the text of the original book.
Tomorrow I'm beginning to write Draft 4 of The Badlings and I'm scared shitless. So. Question.
What successful parodies have you read and liked? I don't mean successful in terms of sales, but successful in terms of capturing the story and making fun of it in a way that makes you want to read it and not throw up (disgusted at how the original was distorted).