7/4/12

Horseradish

Author: Lemony Snicket
Pages: 168
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover


Summary (from Goodreads)Lemony Snicket's work is filled with bitter truths, like: 'It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.' Or: 'It is very easy to say that the important thing is to try your best, but if you are in real trouble the most important thing is not trying your best, but getting to safety.'
For all of life's ups and downs, its celebrations and its sorrows, here is a book to commemorate it all - especially for those not fully soothed by chicken soup. Witty and irreverent, Horseradish is a book with universal appeal, a delightful vehicle to introduce Snicket's uproariously unhappy observations to a crowd not yet familiar with the Baudelaires' misadventures.
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My Thoughts: As a huge fan of Snicket and all his books (A Series of Unfortunate Events are among my all-time favourites) I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed them as well. This novel is basically a compilation of hilarious quotes from Snicket's series, separated into categories like Affairs of the Heart and Family. Having read his series already, I loved getting to re-read these little snippets of wisdom, and I think anyone else who enjoyed ASOUE will as well.

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