A Warning from the Publisher:
Many readers have questions about Lemony Snicket, author of the distressing serial concerning the trials of the charming but unlucky Baudelaire orphans, published under the collective title A Series of Unfortunate Events. Before purchasing, borrowing, or stealing this book, you should be aware that it contains the answers to some of those questions, such as the following:
1. Who is Lemony?
2. Is there a secret organization I should know about?
3. Why does Lemony Snicket spend his time researching and writing distressing books concerning the Baudelaire orphans?
4. Why do all of Lemony Snicket's books contain a sad dedication to a woman named Beatrice?
5. If there's nothing out there, what was that noise?
Our advice to you is that you find a book that answers less upsetting questions than this one. Perhaps your librarian, bookseller, or parole officer can recommend a book that answers the question, "Aren't ponies adorable?"
"A certain maniacal glee went into the creation of this archly humorous volume," said PW. "The contents lead readers on a merry goose chase. The 13 (naturally) chapters burst with red herrings, non sequiturs, mysterious letters, diary entries not to mention fading b&w photographs with captions such as 'Total strangers' and 'W?H?O?' " Ages 10-up.
Great continuation of A Series of Unfortunate Events
As a fan of Lemony Snicket, and have finished the previous books and Netflix series. I think that this filled in some gaps, as well as being a good general series to look at. I will try to get the Beatrice letters, even though I cannot find it on Apple Books (or other e-book stores) or in any bookshop. The only ones I can find cost are on Amazon US, which means it would be super expensive for it to be shipped. (Live in the UK). But overall, great book!