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December 17, 2004

Unfortunate Events

NPR has a story on Lemony Snicket, the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. One book from the series (I believe the "The Ersatz Elevator") was one of the first books Frankie was ever read (a couple months before she was delivered).

"These books are about children staring down their fears" is a quote I was happy to hear Michele Norris use in the interview. While these books are a tad dark, I always found the kids to be resilient and they always stay together. The interview and series are great. I haven't finished the series but will revisit them having heard the interview.

And, it's Christmas time, give the globe a shake.

3 comments:

Memphis Word Nerd said...

I'm glad to hear that it's good. I've been looking forward to seeing and reading it. Now I just need to decide which one to do first: see the movie or read the book. Suggestions?

dave said...

I regret to say I'm not a big reader. Just don't have the attention span. But these books are special. I'm actually considering not seeing the movie so the experience of the books won't be ruined. My wife's a voracious reader and she says movies almost always are disappointing compared to the book. So, long answer to a short question, but I'd definitely read first.

Memphis Word Nerd said...

It took me a while to remember to check your response but I'm glad that I did. I'll read it first.