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Saturday, September 11, 2004
A Series of Unfortunate Events 
The traditional genre of children's literature is often positively cheerful. Along comes Lemony Snicket with his 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' to completely dispel the notion that all children's book have happy endings.


Violet ( the eldest sister ), Klaus ( the middle one) and Sunny Baudelaire ( the youngest ) are three very ill fated kids. When their parents died in a fire, they thought life couldn't get any worse. They were sadly mistaken. When the there kids are sent to live with a distant relative, they had to reckon with Count Olaf and his diabolically fiendish sheme to steal the kids's inheritance, starting from the first book and till the tenth book.

The miserable state of the three kids might serve to remind me how fortunate am I to have a good home and loving family. However, the constant threats of killing the kids are not exactly stuff for sweet dreams. As the narrator says "there is no happy ending, no happy beginning and there are very few happy things in the middle " - Too bad to be true.

I was impressed with the cover when I saw it for the first time and the type of paper that they used. It's sort of like an old skool type. I think. The illustration by Brett Helquist is unique. I really enjoyed reading it. Yeah I know that I'm too old for this kind of book but why not kan :)

The 11th book is will be out end of this month and the movie is coming out soon. Maybe next year, I'm not so sure. But I've seen the trailer, I can't wait to watch it.

To find out more at http://www.lemonysnicket.com

Darkly interesting.

p/s : anyone will like to try this flavour ? let me know for the next book swap meet. and Grace , i'm still like 'buta IT' la. Can't attach any pics. Dunno why. Saya budak baru belajar, kalau salah tlg tunjukkan ya :)

pringgadhani  # 11:41 PM
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