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 The Penultimate Peril
The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12)
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Oct.18.2005
  • 9780064410151
  • Harper Collins

Daniel gives an overview of the book:

Dear Reader, If this is the first book you found while searching for a book to read next, then the first thing you should know is that the next-to-last book is what you should put down first. Sadly, this book presents the next-to-last chronicle in the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, and it is next-to-first in its supply of misery, despair, and unpleasantness. Probably the next-to-last things you would like to read about are a harpoon gun, a rooftop sunbathing salon, two mysterious initials, three unidentified triplets, a notorious villain, and an unsavory curry. Next-to-last things are the first thing to be avoided, and so allow me to recommend that you put this next-to-last book down first, and find something else to read next at last, such as the next-to-last book in another chronicle, or a chronicle containing other next-to-last things, so that this next-to-...
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Dear Reader, If this is the first book you found while searching for a book to read next, then the first thing you should know is that the next-to-last book is what you should put down first. Sadly, this book presents the next-to-last chronicle in the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, and it is next-to-first in its supply of misery, despair, and unpleasantness. Probably the next-to-last things you would like to read about are a harpoon gun, a rooftop sunbathing salon, two mysterious initials, three unidentified triplets, a notorious villain, and an unsavory curry. Next-to-last things are the first thing to be avoided, and so allow me to recommend that you put this next-to-last book down first, and find something else to read next at last, such as the next-to-last book in another chronicle, or a chronicle containing other next-to-last things, so that this next-to-last book does not become the last book you will read. Will all due respect, Lemony Snicket

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About Daniel

Daniel Handler is the author of the literary novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and, most recently, Adverbs. Under the name Lemony Snicket he has also written a sequence of books for children, known collectively as A Series of Unfortunate...

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