June 27, 2008 at 6:00 pm #40176
So, what do you think of Lemony Snicket? I love his books, despite the fact that I was sure they were the stupidest thing in the world for a long time. The only reason I actually picked up the Bad Beginning was so I could criticize it better. I ended up liking it.
Has anyone else read The Unauthorized Autobiography or The Beatrice Letters? I just got the latter, and would be very interested in discussing the confusing contents.June 27, 2008 at 9:40 pm #42765
I haven’t read any of his books. Sorry.June 28, 2008 at 12:04 am #42766
I…was very bamboozled by LS! The autobio didn’t make any sense. I’ve read the entire Series of U.E., and liked them well enough. They’re unique, that’s for sure! I guess that’s why they’re so popular. Haven’t been able to get poor Beatrice yet; I liked the little notes about her in the beginning. By the way, Google Lemony Snicket and there’s actually a PICTURE of him on there!June 28, 2008 at 12:08 am #42767
I loved the autobio. It had so much funny information, and gives you an idea about what VFD is like, and lots of little interesting facts. I also love the Sebald Code.
There’s pictures of him in the back of the books, they just are conveniently taken so the author’s face isn’t shown.June 28, 2008 at 12:13 am #42768
Yeah, that was always annoying. I mean this pic on Google is an up-close headshot, showing all of his face!
What was VFD, anyway? He kept changing it around so many times that I couldn’t tell!
I’m apprehensive about LS’s worldview in the last book. Is he saying that Eve taking the fruit in the first place was a good thing, to save us from ignorance? (Think about the island they were on; brainwashing, dictatorship, the list goes on and on!) Or is it that the B’s kept on suffering in their unfortunate world proof that sinning was a bad thing and should never have happenened?June 28, 2008 at 1:17 am #42769
Wow!! It showed all of his face that is amazing!! VFD stands for Volunteer Fire Department.
The island is portrayed as bad not good so I am inclined to think that it was there just to cause the B’s suffering.June 28, 2008 at 1:54 am #42770
The UA drove me batty with the randomness, but it had some funny parts… “The truth behind the man behind the hedges” and I vaguely remember something about someone being disguised as a cow.
I like the main series quite a lot, which is weird because I don’t really like the plot and the characters are one-dimensional and the unanswered questions are annoying, but I like them anyway Because of the humour and the writing style, I suppose.
Haven’t seen the movie…June 28, 2008 at 8:23 am #42771
Oh, the movie (based on the first three books) is actually very good!June 28, 2008 at 4:52 pm #42772
IT IS?????????? It looks really bad!June 28, 2008 at 5:58 pm #42773
Oh! *notices the tag* He wrote the Unfortunate Events books? I’ve seen them, but haven’t read them.June 28, 2008 at 6:33 pm #42774
Actually, Lemony Snicket is a pen name that the guy made up as a joke once, then thought it’d be a good pen name. (no, I haven’t read them)June 29, 2008 at 1:07 am #42775
Yeah, what mother in their right mind would name their kid Lemony Snicket for real??? Lol!June 29, 2008 at 1:08 pm #42776
According to Wikipedia, his real name is Daniel Handler.June 30, 2008 at 1:58 am #42777
Off-topic: I wonder if Wikipedia is safe? I heard of some online dictionary that had a thing where nuts can write in anything fool thang they want and post it as true. I can’t remember if it was Wikipedia, but I stear clear of that just in case!June 30, 2008 at 6:41 am #42778
People do go in and check it though. Of course it attracts some vandals but most mistakes get caught pretty quickly, I think.
Though of course you should still take anything you read with a grain of salt…but that’s true for a lot of things on the internet, really
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