Monday, October 23, 2006

It's The End, But The Moment Has Not Been Prepared For.

I just got the last Lemony Snicket novel, and I've found myself weirdly reluctant to start it, because I know it'll go very fast, and then I'll have no more of the series left to read, and that seems like such a disappointing thought. I gather this isn't exactly an uncommon type of reaction, but it's not one that I'm particularly prone to experiencing. I find it interesting and kind of amusing that, of all the books and series of books I've read, it's this goofy little kids' story that gets that response from me.

7 comments:

  1. Please don't post any spoilers! I haven't even bought eleven and twelve yet!

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  2. Don't worry, I wasn't planning on it. :)

    Actually, if I'm posting serious spoilers for anything, I generally put a warning on it.

    I make no guarantees about anything that might get posted in the comments, though.

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  3. Hee! Love the quote. That has to be one of the weirder regenerations.

    I knew someone who flatly refused to read the last Narnia book because she couldn't stand the idea of Narnia ending. I tried to convince her it was better than that, but she wouldn't listen...

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  4. Eventually, I guess I'm going to actually have to read one of these books...

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  5. Penprickle: I almost offered to award trivia points for getting that reference. So go, you!:)

    And I was talking to someone about this recently, and he said that he always felt reluctant to read the last Narnia book because it meant he was almost done, even though he re-read the whole thing about once a year.

    Fred: I recommend them. They're cleverly-written and fun, and I wholeheartedly approve of the way they go about subverting all the usual happy-fluffy cliches of kids' stories while still managing to have genuine heart and embracing values that I actually approve of. If you do give 'em a try, I definitely recommend starting at the beginning, as the series fairly quickly develops an ongoing storyline. It's a weird, kind of incoherent storyline, mind you, but it's definitely best encountered in order.

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  6. I've been hearing a lot of interviews with Daniel Handler recently, about these and his adult novels, and my curiosity is piqued.

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  7. I haven't read any of his other books, but I've definitely been thinking I ought to.

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