I shall now wax rhapsodic about the joys of a new series of books I’ve discovered by the (pseudonymous) author Lemony Snicket.
Yea, verily the series is called “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” I just picked up the first Wednesday and devoured it. Yum, yum. Got the second one today and now I’m hooked. Yes, they are supposed to be children’s books, but they are so well written and so entertaining that I am now addicted and will gladly sell my soul for the pleasure of reading the entire 13 volume series (of which, I believe, only 8 have been released so far.
The series concerns the tribulations of the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny and the amazingly tragic things that happen to them after their parents are killed in a fire and they are parceled out to an increasingly bizarre series of relatives.
They are fairly inexpensive for hard covered books … only about $10 a shot. But truly, this is what the Invisible Pink Unicorn gave authors the ability to write to produce.