Sonderbooks

Sonderbooks Book Review of

Horseradish

Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

by Lemony Snicket


Home Stand-outs Blog Gallery Info
Horseradish

Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

by Lemony Snicket

Reviewed May 4, 2008.
HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2007. 168 pages.

Here's the humor of Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, without the depressing storyline. I've always thought his sense of humor hilarious -- but get too thoroughly immersed in the story to really enjoy orphans with one dreadful problem after another.

This book is a series of humorous insights on life ranging from a paragraph long to a page or two. I picked it up and soon was reading aloud from it to anyone I could find. And laughing more and more, the longer I read.

Now, I don't recommend reading this book in one sitting. That would be a bit much. But having it around to get a daily dose of laughter is a great idea.

Here's a link to some of the entries I couldn't resist quoting:

http://sonderbooks.com/sonderquotes/?s=Lemony+Snicket

I found this to be a hilarious and utterly silly book.