Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Book Review: The Dark by Lemony Snicket

My rating: 3/5

From Amazon: "Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark is not afraid of Laszlo.

"Laszlo lives in a house. The dark lives in the basement.

"One night, the dark comes upstairs to Laszlo's room, and Laszlo goes down to the basement.

"This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark."

This book might be good for little ones who are afraid of the dark, and that does seem to be the intended audience.  But as far as a Lemony Snicket book goes, this one lands pretty close to the bottom.  I expected more humor and weirdness (a la The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story), but it's pretty straight forward and quick.  It's not a bad book; I just expected more Lemony Snicketiness.

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