November 25th, 2003


The Reptile Room

Laurie and I have just finished reading A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Second: The Reptile Room, by Lemony Snicket. Or, I should say, we have just finished having Tim Curry read it to us, via audiocassette. Laurie has, of course, read the whole series already, but this was my first time on this particular book, and my second foray into Mr. Snicket's works.

You may be wondering, at this juncture, what I thought of the book, or at least you may be mildly curious about it, given that you are still reading this entry (assuming you are ... although I cannot for the life of me imagine why you might be). Collapse )

If you are still reading this, I am impressed and a bit frightened of your patience with my rather lame attempt to do this review as a Lemony Snicket pastiche (a term which means, 'to write in the style of another writer'), and I do apologize for it. Have a good evening.

-The Gneech
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    recumbent here means "to be resting, or lying down"

Random Bits of Envy

I have only once in my life encountered somebody with true eidetic memory ... and I envy her like you wouldn't believe.

-The Gneech ("But I forget why.")
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    The Chordettes -- "Mr. Sandman"