Read in 2008

An ongoing list of my 2008 reading:

  1. The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Fourth) by Lemony Snicket
    • The endless, near-blind stupidity of the adults in the lives of the Baudelaire orphans (chased from home to home, guardian to guardian by the unscrupulous, Baudelaire-fortune-hungering Count Olaf) is becoming somewhat exhausting. The tone and design of the books is delightful; if only their narratives were less formulaic. [Tuesday, January 1, 2008 ***]
  2. What will be next? Very Good, Jeeves? The Odyssey?

2 Responses so far.

  1. I wasn't able to get past the 4th book in the Lemony Snicket series. They are a little bit too formulaic.

  2. I agree - this one felt like the last straw. But I will give the series one more try and let you know how the "Austere Academy" is.

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