The moment I began reading The Bad Beginning several years ago, I knew I was absolutely hooked on this series. Mr. Snicket's sarcastic tone had me laughing out loud from the beginning to the end of The Series of Unfortunate Events.
Here is a bit about Mr. Snicket, as written on his website:
"Lemony Snicket was born before you were, and is likely to die before you as well. His family has roots in a part of the country which is now underwater, and his childhood was spent in the relative splendor of the Snicket Villa which has since become a factory, a fortress and a pharmacy and is now, alas, someone else's villa. To the untrained eye, Mr. Snicket's hometown would not appear to be filled with secrets. Untrained eyes have been wrong before."
Besides the wildly popular series about the Baudelaire children, here are some other works by Mr. Snicket:
And coming in October 2010 ...
You can stay updated on Mr. Snicket and his work by visiting his website. Even though he would discourage visitors, I highly recommend you give it a look.
And, now, signing off in the spirit of Mr. Snicket ...
May you have the most pleasant day possible in these days of great unpleasantness,