How excited (a word here meaning, "jumping up and down
while trying to stay steady enough to read a book") am I about this!?
If you have forgotten what it's like to read a Lemony
Snicket novel, Who Could That Be at This Hour? is here to remind you. A new
novel set in the same universe of The Series of Unfortunate
Events not only means new mysteries and new characters, but also new
insights into old questions (and naturally, new questions about old insights).
This book concerns the adventures of a young Lemony Snicket who, geared with
"an unusual education" and a natural curiosity, begins solving the
mysteries of a town called Stain'd-by-the-Sea. In typical Snicket
fashion, the narrative is charming, playful, and bittersweet, weaving witty
humor with tones of anticipated sorrow. As in The Series of Unfortunate
Events, the narrator is Snicket himself and his simple language but elegant
(and at times somewhat profound) ideas, make this another remarkable novel.
P.S. You may have guessed that the answer to the first
question is "very." In that case, you would be correct and I
suspect you too could have a very successful future with
an "unusual education" in a town called Stain'd-by-the-Sea. (Ages 9+)
Reviewed by Kelly, Books Inc. Laurel Village