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I Would Never Trust My Kids to This Author


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Initial post: Mar 4, 2013 9:31:51 AM PST
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mijcar says:
Having dragged myself (and two children) through about a third of Snicket's Unfortunate Events, with each book essentially an echo of the previous, and no sense of delight, I finally realized that his audience are those emotionally incomplete wanderers of the Web, lost and desperate for validation that their wrong path is actually the right one. My kids actually quit the series sooner than I did.

No, I am not a Pollyanna, nor a seeker of cheery meaningless happy endings. But neither am I one who finds pleasure slogging through a nihilistic mire of despair, angst, and meaninglessness, in which the universal laws are that only the good die young and that no good deed goes unpunished.
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The Dark (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) by Lemony Snicket (Hardcover - April 2, 2013)
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