A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room

by Lemony Snickett
I do love his writing style, and in general I enjoy the books\' politics. I don\'t know, though, the overwhelming tragedy and unhappiness that cloud every moment gets to be a bit much for me.

I can\'t say I wasn\'t warned, though. Time and time again I was told to stop reading the book, or to imagine a happier ending for myself. That made me grin!

But although it reads like a parody of diablus ex machina, it really is just a humorous celebration of it, I think.