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LemonySnicket.com. Looking for a fun read to fill the time before the next Harry Potter book comes out, I happened upon the “A Series of Unfortunate Events” books, a series of mock-Gothic, Gorey-influenced books for kids featuring the intrepid Baudelaire children by the pseudonymous Lemony Snicket. The books are second only to the Harry Potter series on the Best Sellers lists.

Turns out the mysterious Mr. Snicket is actually author Daniel Handler, who claims to hate “children’s books” (“The idea that a bookworm boy would want to read about sports always cracked me up”).

15 responses so far (Respond)

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I love those books! I’ve read the first three… and look forward to the rest. They’re a riot… but I must admit that I hope we get a new villain, soon.

vis10n | 31 Dec 2001
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I rather enjoyed Handler’s book The Basic Eight, which is an alarmingly cynical story about a murder in a group of opera-loving teens… snarky and funny and definitely worth checking out for, say, fans of the humor and pathos in Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Heathers… It has a great twist at the end which makes a re-read even better. By the way, Handler can also be seen playing various instruments with the Magnetic Fields, those critical and indie darlings, and their assorted side projects.

brian | 2 Jan 2002
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oh my god! i just saw those books at Virgin and said i’d love to read them if i had some more info on them. thanks for the info.

hey, i got the tivo (finally)

vic | 2 Jan 2002
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It sucks you asshole

poop whore | 1 Feb 2002
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So read the books if you like, but don’t let yourself sit around not listening to the recordings Mr. Snicket has created for books 2+ (book one not read by author but with a nifty little interview at the end).

your critic | 23 Feb 2002
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Lemony’s books are intereting PLEASE WRITE MORE

lauren landis | 3 Mar 2002
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dear Lemony Snicket when is your next book comming out? And are you going to make any movies out of the books? Also your books are the best yet any other book that I have read wasn’t any good. Sincerly Mark Smith

Mark smith | 2 Apr 2002
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i really love reading his books! write back please!

santa klaus | 6 Jul 2002
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LEMONY SNICKET ONCE I READ YOUR BOOKS I CAN’T
STOP READING! IT’ALMOST AS GOOD AS HARRY POTTER PLEASE KEEP ON WRITING!

Angell Kim | 14 Aug 2002
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I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

david | 23 Aug 2002
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I love your books there action packed and I can’t wait to start another one!

Brooke | 18 Oct 2002
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when is the tenth book comming out

matt stone | 17 Sep 2003
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I love these books I have all 10 and the autobiography.Trust me on this Read the books and the autobiography the autobiography helps alot.
I have a note book to keep trak of secrets.
Love L

Lily | 3 Oct 2003
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your books are sooooooooooooooooooooooo good how many of them are you writing? i hope a lot.are you going to make amovie out of them? you really should!

katie gillespie | 16 Oct 2003
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I love his books i’ve read all 10. He IS SO CREATIVE. IF ANYONE IS READING THIS and didn’t start reading these.READ THEM!

Lizzie LaCamera | 16 Oct 2003