“Who Could That Be at This Hour?” (All the Wrong Questions, #1)
|author:||Lemony Snicket (2012)|
|date read:||23 October 2016|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆|
The spiritual successor to A Series of Unfortunate Events, although narratively speaking it’s a prequel. It follows the adventures of a young Snicket in the town of Stain’d-By-The-Sea.
It feels a bit lighter than the originals, possibly deliberately so – seems like there’s a bit less depth in the story than the Baudelaire books – but it still retains the charm of the originals, and I consumed it in a single sitting. I care enough to read the sequel at some point, which is probably a good thing.
Probably good as an introduction to Snicket and/or if you’re a fan of ASOUE, but I don’t think it’s essential reading.
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