Elizabeth G. Holtrop
elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com
Wed May 16 18:11:38 EDT 2007
I read several of Snicket's books a few years ago. I alternately adored them and hated them. When I was in a good mood, I found them deliciously horrible (not just in that horrible things happened to the kids, but in that I thought Snicket deliberately wrote not very well -- maybe that was giving him too much benefit of the doubt). When I was in a bad mood, they would make me slightly insane. I learned to guage my mood before picking one of them up. They never drew me in enough to finish the series.
Otter Perry <ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com> wrote:
On May 15, 2007, at 6:32 PM, Sally Odgers wrote:
> or else use authorial comment.
> "You see, in those days people thought..."
> A-C has been out of fashion for a long time, but people like Nesbit
> used it to good effect, and perhaps it needs to make a comeback in
> some circs?
Taking this out of context, because I've been wanting to ask,
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
Plus there's a lot of HIBKing, which drives me nuts.
[HIBKing - perpetrating a lot of statements of the
The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war
appears to be one of the most ancient and
dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Lynd
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