Having seen the movie, I had to read this. It was quite humorous and worth the time it took to figure out how to read it. Very strange... but that was to be expected.
Both my 10 year old and my 12 year old have read this and enjoyed it. They both say that anyone who has read the Unfortunate Events books will want to read this book.
An excellent behind-the-scenes look at Lemony Snicket, famed author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
This was not a very satisfying read. I liked it alright, but I expected more answers. It was amusing, however, and much better than the Beatrice Letters, which was just confusing! I would recommend reading this book after having read A Series of Unfortunate Events in its entirety, it just doesn't make any sense otherwise. The photographs with captions were great!
A must have for anyone reading the Lemony Snicket series!
I really enjoyed reading the A Series of Unfortunate Events series very much. In fact, I own all thirteen books and am finding it a bit difficult to give them up. After I finished reading The End, the last book in the series, I was left with, like, a gazillion questions that went unanswered. I heard that it would be a good idea to also read Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography and The Beatrice Letters (which I haven't yet). As soon as I received The Unauthorized Autobiography, I quickly began reading. While it was entertaining and the photographs were pretty cool to look at, I feel it did not bring any new information to the series. It was more like a behind-the-scenes, which was fun. This book is just as mysterious as the A Series of Unfortunate Events books. It did not give me answers to the questions I still have and I probably added a few more to my list. I did loved flipping through the pages and finding those old photographs, The Daily Punctilio articles, telegrams, and much more. I shall be tackling The Beatrice Letters next.
Hmm, I think one could enjoy this book without reading Series of U.E., but you'd then probably be strange enough to enjoy S.o.U.E. it's a 7.3 reading level, which is a bit more than SoUE.