Monday, April 12, 2010

Horseradish-#23

By Lemony Snicket
This guy makes me laugh. I loved the Series of Unfortunate Events Books. They made me laugh. I didn't enjoy the movie, as it didn't capture the author's sense of humor at all. I love the way he uses words and twists everyday things to be different and catch me off guard. Last week, I was spending some of my birthday money on amazon and bought his new book, Horseradish, for fun. I love it. And I'm going to share some of it with as it makes me laugh. It probably won't make you laugh if you aren't already a fan of his humor. Sorry.

The inside cover reads:
Many collections slap together the wit and wisdom of certain authors in the hopes of inspiring a reader at a crucial time in his or her life. Instead, this book contains a bouquet of alarming but inescapable truths from the work of Lemony Snicket, along with selections from his unpublished papers and remarks he has made at dinner parties and anarchist riots, in order to remind the reader that even the loftiest of inspiration contains a sharp, bitter kernel of dread-and vice versa.

And a bitter truth for the day:
Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the crimes, follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother's wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, irritated women.

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