Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid
Lemony Snicket's work is filled with bitter truths, like: 'It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.' Or: 'It is very easy to say that the important thing is to try your best, but if you are in real trouble... show more
Lemony Snicket's work is filled with bitter truths, like: 'It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.' Or: 'It is very easy to say that the important thing is to try your best, but if you are in real trouble the most important thing is not trying your best, but getting to safety.' For all of life's ups and downs, its celebrations and its sorrows, here is a book to commemorate it all – especially for those not fully soothed by chicken soup. Witty and irreverent, Horseradish is a book with universal appeal, a delightful vehicle to introduce Snicket's uproariously unhappy observations to a crowd not yet familiar with the Baudelaires' misadventures.
Publish date: May 1st 2007
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
I could never give someone one of those books that are full of inspirational quotes. But if I was to give someone a book of "inspirations", this would be it. This book is full of all the off-beat humour, odd observations and tilt-your-head-and-squint wisdom that characterize his Series of Unfortunat...
If you like Lemony Snicket, you'll enjoy this book. If you have stitches in your lip, it will be somewhat painful to read this book as it will be difficult to not laugh or smile. Please wait until you are all healed. And by "healed" we mean "no longer having stitches in your lip."'Horseradish' is...
Never read the Unfortunate Events series, but heard good things, and this looks good.
The humor reminds me of Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey. Some of the aphorisms are bland and a little trite, some seem to be trying too hard to be funny, but some are almost perfect. I especially enjoyed the Literature section. ETA I reread this book on 9/1/15 and my feelings are basically the same.
Hilarious for the most part, with many quotable passages. Anyone who enjoys Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is sure to enjoy.Some of my favorites were:In an emergency, one often learns that one's companions can be of even less help in extraordinary circumstances than they are during an aver...