Hello. I'm a college student, and Lemony Snicket is my favorite author. I am terrible at literary analysis in general, but I could talk about A Series of Unfortunate Events for hours, regarding theories, style, message, and all manner of things. Send me a message if you wish!

I am particularly interested in what Sunny has said, and I'm considering making a page dedicated to her remarks. Learn more and let me know what you think here. | Update: Someone else did it! It's here, I'll be adding my contributions bit by bit…

Currently working on

Favorite Quotations (a work in progress)

  • “‘It doesn't take courage to kill someone,’ Klaus said. ‘It takes a severe lack of moral stamina.’”
  • “Like most French expressions, … ‘déjà vu’ refers to something that is usually not very pleasant.”
  • “Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.”
  • “Night is simply a badly lit version of day.”
  • “There is a popular game in which one person says something to another, and that person says it to another, and so on and so on, and all the while the message is getting more and more garbled until it is nonsense. The game is called "living in the world" and has been played for thousands of years.”
  • “‘People aren't either wicked or noble,’ the hook-handed man said. ‘They're like chef's salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.’”
    (I particularly like this one, from The Grim Grotto, as it basically sums up the moral of the entire series. Snicket shows that various attributes are undesirable and you should try to remove them from your salad, while demonstrating that people are complex, and no one is wholly good or evil.)
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.