reviewed A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)

Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events (Hardcover, 1999, HarperCollins) 4 stars

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each …

Does what it says on the tin

5 stars

Read this to my kid after we'd watched the Netflix show together.

I really enjoyed the asides to the reader. They reminded me a bit of The Hobbit even if the tone was quite different.

It's definitely very dark. My kid and I share a taste for the macabre so we both ate it up. It starts with a tragedy, then moves into a nice mix of farce and heartbreak. I'm excited to start the next one.