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octavio-f-islas's picture
Dec.16.2008
Collection of four plays
alejandro-murguia's picture
Dec.27.2007
This War Called Love is the second collection of stories by American Book Award-winner Alejandro Murguia (Southern Front). Young Reymundo’s idyllic life in 1950s Mexico City is interrupted by one tragedy after another in the richly detailed “Boy on a Wooden Horse.” Although the eight subsequent...
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
Dear Reader, I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this story because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put it down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable...
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I’m...
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
Imagine tales so terrible that as many as 50 million innocents have been ruined by them—tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list was unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Begin at the beginning—even if it is a bad one—with the first in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
I can think of no single reason why anyone would want to open a book containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, the arrest of innocent people, the Deluxe Cell, and some very strange hats. It is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail...
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
Within the pages of this novel, readers will discover one of the books upon which the movie Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is based: The Reptile Room. Like the movie, this book tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children, who despite being pleasant lead unpleasant lives...
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
Tales of a rollicking good time at boarding school with fun classes and friendly chums will not appear in this darkly humorous story from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Three unfortunate siblings encounter sour classmates and mean-spirited teachers, along with a host of other dreadful situations....
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
This is the third book in the horrifically popular A Series of Unfortunate Events. Are you still there? No? Good. Oh heavens, you’re back. That heart palpitation is never a good sign. But neither is a hurricane. Or a leech. Or a signal in a sinking boat full of orphans and a scared aunt. But the...
daniel-handler's picture
Dec.21.2007
Dear Reader, Before you throw this awful book to the ground and run as far away from it as possible, you should probably know why. This book is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children’s miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful...