It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one.
We all know that our time in this world is limited and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up.
And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know.
It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is.
Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.
It may be A Series of Unfortunate Events, but it’s a series I loved.
I have been watching Netflix’s take on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and thoroughly enjoyed it! I had heard a few mixed reviews, but I definitely think it is worth a watch.
Reasons I enjoyed it:
- I love Patrick Warburton narrating as Lemony Snicket.
- I find the baby’s expressions and one-liners hilarious. (Sunny Baudelaire)
- The opening song by Neil Patrick Harris is rather catchy (Look away… look away…).
- The many playful anachronisms and amusing cultural references.
- Clever and detailed scenery.
- It brings up all kind of nostalgia.
- Plot twists and turns.
- It reminded me of the many Lemony Snicket quotes that I absolutely love.
The sad truth is the truth is sad.
At first, I wondered if the reason I related so much to the shadowy work of Lemony Snicket was because of my darker days and individual experiences but the truth is, we can all relate to it because life is not all sunshine and roses. The sad truth is, the truth is sad (but it’s also funny because it’s true).
I found myself wanting to read more of these literary gems Daniel Handler, under his pen name Lemony Snicket, had written and luckily I stumbled across a book full of brilliant little snippets of snicket’s hilarious and beautiful writing.
Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid
For all of life’s ups and downs, its celebrations and its sorrows, here is a book to commemorate it all – especially for those not fully soothed by chicken soup. Witty and irreverent, Horseradish is a book with universal appeal, a delightful vehicle to introduce Snicket’s uproariously unhappy observations to a crowd not yet familiar with the Baudelaires’ misadventures.
I ordered it from Amazon today and can’t wait for it to arrive! If you’re interested, I bought mine new from Learnearly Books for £9.95:
— Rebecca Troth (@RebeccaLTroth) January 16, 2017