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Lemony Snicket

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Lemony Snicket is the pen name of Daniel Handler, who was born on February 28, 1970. As Lemony Snicket, he is the author of and appears as a character in the children's book series A Series of Unfortunate Events. He has also written or contributed to other works using this pen name including Baby vis mere in the Manger, The Lump of Coal, The Composer Is Dead, and Where Did You See Her Last?. Under his real name, Handler is the author of several books for adults including The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Lemony Snicket

Den onde greve (1999) 21,573 eksemplarer, 492 anmeldelser
Slangeværelset (1999) 15,282 eksemplarer, 185 anmeldelser
The Wide Window (1999) 13,795 eksemplarer, 131 anmeldelser
Savværket i Sorgenfuld (2000) 12,463 eksemplarer, 113 anmeldelser
The Austere Academy (2000) 11,718 eksemplarer, 111 anmeldelser
The Hostile Hospital (2001) 11,031 eksemplarer, 83 anmeldelser
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The Carnivorous Carnival (2002) 10,304 eksemplarer, 80 anmeldelser
The Slippery Slope (2003) 10,110 eksemplarer, 81 anmeldelser
Den lede landsby (2001) 9,916 eksemplarer, 70 anmeldelser
The Grim Grotto (2004) 9,006 eksemplarer, 77 anmeldelser
The End (2006) 8,983 eksemplarer, 131 anmeldelser
The Penultimate Peril (2005) 8,897 eksemplarer, 84 anmeldelser
Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (2002) 3,423 eksemplarer, 46 anmeldelser
"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (All the Wrong Questions) (2012) 2,203 eksemplarer, 65 anmeldelser
Why We Broke Up (2011) 1,661 eksemplarer, 119 anmeldelser
The Beatrice Letters (2006) 1,447 eksemplarer, 28 anmeldelser
The Dark (2013) 1,133 eksemplarer, 91 anmeldelser
A Box of Unfortunate Events (01-03) The Trouble Begins (2000) 1,056 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Adverbs (2006) 973 eksemplarer, 41 anmeldelser
"When Did You See Her Last?" (All the Wrong Questions) (2013) 973 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
The Basic Eight (1999) 894 eksemplarer, 29 anmeldelser
Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid (2007) 833 eksemplarer, 25 anmeldelser
Shouldn't You Be in School? (All the Wrong Questions) (2014) 669 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming : A Christmas Story (2007) 536 eksemplarer, 34 anmeldelser
The Composer Is Dead (2009) 513 eksemplarer, 28 anmeldelser
The Lump of Coal (2009) 466 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
A Box of Unfortunate Events (06-09) (2001) 464 eksemplarer
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (2014) 415 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Watch Your Mouth (2002) 378 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Poison for Breakfast (2021) 376 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
We Are Pirates (2015) 342 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
13 Words (2010) 313 eksemplarer, 23 anmeldelser
A Box of Unfortunate Events (04-06) The Situation Worsens (2002) 302 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Box of Unfortunate Events (07-09) The Dilemma Deepens (2002) 257 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Blank Book (2004) 194 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Bad Mood and the Stick (1991) 165 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (2014) — Introduktion; Redaktør — 145 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
All the Dirty Parts (2017) 142 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
A Box of Unfortunate Events (10-12) The Gloom Looms (2003) 136 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Goldfish Ghost (2017) 117 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
How to Dress for Every Occasion by the Pope (2005) 115 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy (2014) 102 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Girls Standing on Lawns (1656) 87 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Swarm of Bees (2019) 80 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Read Something Else: Dubious Wit and Wisdom (2019) 62 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Bottle Grove (2019) 59 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
A Box of Unfortunate Events (01-12) The Horrendous Heap (2000) 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
And Then? And Then? What Else? (2024) 29 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Baby in the Manger (2007) 5 eksemplarer
The Penultimate Peril / The End (2009) 4 eksemplarer
Veleno a colazione (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Naturally 2 eksemplarer
Delmonico 2 eksemplarer
Shouldn 1 eksemplar
Letters 1 eksemplar
The Foggiest Idea 1 eksemplar
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Lemony Snicket and Kids i Searching for Snicket-like Things (februar 2019)


“There are two reasons why a writer would end a sentence with the word “stop” written entirely in capital letters STOP.”

Of course, STOP is written to mark the end of a sentence in a telegram. But Lemony Snicket is really stressing on the second usage of the word STOP to his readers when he opens up this book. He is asking his readers, quite emphatically, to STOP reading the tale of the three Baudelaire orphans. There is no surer way to guarantee that a reader, after reading such a warning, will plunge into the book at full speed.

The Baudelaires have been moving from one bad situation to a worse one, ever since the a fire consumed their parents and house. They were placed in the care of Count Olaf (Book #1), only to find out that he was a criminal who only wanted to steal the Baudelaire fortune. Since then the three children have moved on to different guardians, living with Uncle Monty who loved reptiles (Book #2), stayed with Aunt Josephine who was mortally afraid of almost everything (Book #3), worked at a mill (Book #4), worked at an academy (Book #5), lived with the Squalors (Book #6) and finally fled from a village of fowl devotees (Book #7).

Being hopelessly lost, the Baudelaires fall in with the Volunteers Fighting Disease and end up at the Hiemlich Hospital where they finally stumble upon a piece of information that is about to change who chases whom. The existence of a “Baudelaire file” puts the children at grave risk, and they stumble upon a single photograph that contains a clue that the orphans (or not?) must decipher. But before they can get anywhere with the information, they once again fall into the hands of Olaf’s associates.

I grew to enjoy this series, when I first began reading it a decade ago. The tricks of the villain aren’t too innovative or jaw-dropping but Lemony Snicket writes with a dry, clever wit, that keeps you wanting to read ahead. By this point, the series has dragged out pretty far, and there are still 5 more books to go! It’s a good thing they are quick reads, or the reader would the run the risk of giving up in the middle of the series.

More than the Baudelaire story, I’m curious about Lemony’s. I love how he drops those subtle hints about Beatrice in his dedications at the start of every book

For Beatrice –
Summer without you is as cold as winter.
Winter without you is even colder.
…or how he writes to his “editor” at the end of every book, telling him where to find the next “manuscript of the Baudelaire story.”

Don’t miss the Jim Carrey, on-screen version of the first three books of this series, titled “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. It is funny, colorful and a good watch for the youngsters.
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sanz57 | 82 andre anmeldelser | May 31, 2024 |
Re-read (Pajama Storytime) May 2024

Laszlo is afraid of the dark, though he often goes down to the basement to say hello to it, thinking that if he visits the dark there, the dark won't visit him in his room at night. But one night, the dark does visit Laszlo, and invites him to come downstairs...into the basement...and open the bottom drawer in the chest of shelves...which is full of light bulbs! Klassen's stark art and Snicket's whimsically ominous (or ominously whimsical) text pair perfectly here.… (mere)
JennyArch | 90 andre anmeldelser | May 20, 2024 |
A great intro to philosophy.
kayleerom | 7 andre anmeldelser | May 18, 2024 |
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
PlumfieldCH | 491 andre anmeldelser | May 9, 2024 |


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