Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" by Lemony Snicket

Title: "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (All the Wrong Questions #1)
Author: Lemony Snicket
Publication Date: October 2012
Length: 258 pages

This is the first book in a new Lemony Snicket series, All the Wrong Questions, and it's sort of like a prequel to A Series of Unfortunate Events. It's told from Lemony Snicket's perspective, back when Lemony was a child (teenager?). Lemony is actually the main character in this book, though, unlike in Unfortunate Events where he's just writing about what happened to the Baudelaires.

Lemony Snicket has just started his apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson, a terrible detective. The first case they work on together involves a statue that wasn't actually stolen. Since S. Theodora is hopeless, Lemony sets out to solve the mystery, and along the way asks several wrong questions.

Whether or not you'll like this book depends on whether or not you liked A Series of Unfortunate Events. "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" contains the same hilarious weirdness, and the same frustrating lack of answers. It was very enjoyable to read, and I'm excited for the rest of the series, but I also fear that it will end with no answers, like A Series of Unfortunate Events did. Either way, I will continue to read everything by Lemony Snicket, because he is amazing.

4 stars.

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