Sunday, September 19, 2004

A rare appearance

The mysterious author, Lemony Snicket, will appear in a New York Literature in Performance event in NYC on September, 21, 2004. HarperCollins Children's Books has a brilliant ad campaign surrounding these books, A Series of Unfortunate Events. The evening is described:
If you are looking for a pleasant night out, you would probably be better off attending some other event. This rare public appearance by the elusive best-selling author Lemony Snicket will include shocking details from his anxiously awaited new work, The Grim Grotto, Book the Eleventh in A Series of Unfortunate Events. Even worse, books will be offered for sale. Fortunately, if tickets sell out quickly, you won't be able to attend.

I saw an extended preview of the movie which will be released in December. It has an interesting look and is obviously a showcase for actor Jim Carrey. Hopefully the offbeat and quirky nature of the books will be preserved. The recent Cat in the Hat, a showcase for actor Mike Myers, was unbearable. Peter Jackson cannot direct everything I guess.

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