Have you heard the news? Portland is the greatest! (at Powell’s Books, Inc.)
how cool would it be to get a tattoo of a bookshelf that you filled in over the years as you read new favorite books.
I wish I could get variousfableddictions sent to my doorstep like a magazine subscription.
WHY AM I MISSING 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, AND 9. WHY. WHERE ARE THEY.
In a city that once went by a different name there lives a woman who goes by no name at all. She has a brother, who has a friend, who pretends on occasion to be a private driver for an altogether different woman in an altogether different city that currently goes by the name the first city previously had. This woman is a treacherous villain, as people who pretend to have private drivers often are. Every other month she takes a short trip to a long island to take advantage of the tourists, spies, and very lost schoolteachers who flock to it daily. One such day it was visited by a colleague of yours to whom you once entrusted these tomes, a phrase which here means “did not actually lend books 4-9 of this woeful series to, although the books were taken anyways in the hopes that you wouldn’t notice.” This colleague of yours happened upon the nefarious woman, who took absolutely no notice of the volumes your associate carrying because she was running from the authorities . In truth, she is not involved in this tale at all—the books were lost in a subway some years later—but I felt best to warn you of her, as she will very soon be crashing a garden party you don’t yet intend to throw. The books, I’m afraid, are gone forever. Replacements will be left lying somewhere you don’t expect.
“Please note that the author has been called a fraud, a criminal, a bestseller, a corpse, a fictional character, an unreliable narrator, an objective flaneur, an embattled gentleman, a magnetic field, an arsonist, and late for dinner by an odd number of dubious authorities.”Lemony Snicket’s literary career began fifteen years ago today (August 25, 1999). Photo by Meredith Huer.
I don’t know what the literary social circles are like but I can just imagine Daniel Handler going around to everyone’s parties like a modern Oscar Wilde—a must-have addition to the guest list for sarcasm and wit.
transistoric replied to your post“I like to think Lemony Snicket’s humor is a lot more sinister than it…”any time the letters DFW are together I get too excited so I’m with you therei got too excited to just see a name associated with dfw
my grandparents life in FW my aunt lives in Dallas…visiting them is a very confusing for me.