By Lemony Snicket
In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn’t have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn’t be read. This is the first volume.
There isn't an author quite like Lemony Snicket when it comes to writing a book with a truly unique tone. In his distinctive and humorous writing, Lemony Snicket undertakes to write about his early adventures with an undisclosed organization. With caricatures of hilarious magnitude, Lemony finds himself in the middle of scrape after scrape, and he keeps asking all the wrong questions. His mentor is completely useless, and repetitively tells him not to be so repetitive! I was very entertained and snorting at the clever way Lemony is able to teach his readers new words and situations by being completely overt about it. It’s funny and intriguing and makes you want to know, who is the friend he was supposed to meet? What will his next adventure be? And what does this story have to do with the Lemony Snicket we know who writes about the Baudelaires? Or am I asking all the wrong questions?
I give it a 3.5 out of 5