Saturday, May 22, 2004
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Such fun! Children's series by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler). Great page with many of the literary and historical allusions contained in these amusing books: http://www.quidditch.com/lemony%20snicket.htm
Lemony's Official Site: http://lemonysnicket.com
My goodness! I just finished Daniel Handler's book The Basic Eight, and am still stunned by how good, how funny, how CLEVER it was. Don't read it expecting more of A Series of Unfortunate Events! This one is definately not for children. Black comedy, black as obsidian. And funny.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche