dragonflygreen11 at yahoo.com
Tue May 15 22:28:20 EDT 2007
Otter Perry wrote:
>Speaking of Authorial Comment, do other folk read Lemony
>Snicket? I read an article when it was announced the series
>was ending, so I went to the library and got the first three.
>I don't like them much. And I'm not vastly amused by the
Ugh, yes. I Lemony Snicket's Authorial Comments. They are in fact what kept me from ever reading beyond Book 1. I found them all too-too self-consciously clever and arch. I particularly disliked the ones where he explained the meaning of words. I mean, I know he thought he was being funny with the definitions, but it seemed condescending towards the reader. In fact, the entire narrative style was condescending.
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