March 5th, 2005
I've been listening to Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
in the car, one of the benefits of having a CD-MP3 player in the car being that you can fit the first five books on a CD and listen to it for days.
In the middle of The Wide Window
, "Snicket" gives us this wonderful sentence:
If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if that thing is cats.
ETA: Heh. After reading on Amazon that Daniel Handler came up with the pseudonym "Lemony Snicket" specifically for contacting extremist groups, I googled for his biography and found this page
. It's full of info on Handler, but the really amusing item lies towards the bottom of the page:
Daniel Handler evidently is adamantly opposed to censorship. Read the letter he wrote to this blogger.
Heh. Just some random blogger...
Thanks for the treat! I'd never hear of Lemony Sniket or Handler until your post, but I enjoyed reading the brief bio. Got a kick out of NG's blog. I've not only heard of him, I read some of his stuff years and years ago--no longer remember what. He's twisted, but in a cool way. ;-)
I think you'll find many a person in fandom who's quite enamored of Neil Gaiman.
Snicket/Handler's books have most recently been adapted as a movie starring Jim Carrey. A Series of Unfortunate Events
likely shares a place with the Harry Potter series as a set of books which are compelling kids to read voraciously.
I think I'll have to toddle down to my local library and check out some Snickets. I'd like to be able to read them before watching the film. Started out watching Harry Potter before reading the books and now I'm just collecting the tapes (no DVD player--technologically challenged). With the HP series I've decided to wait for the seventh book to be published before reading the series. Books are always better in my unbelievably not so humble opinion.