Poison for Breakfast – Lemony Snicket

Who else loved A Series of Unfortunate Events?

Thanks to the publisher and MB Communications for the free copy in exchange for my honest review

POISON FOR BREAKFAST – Lemony Snicket (Releasing August 31st, 2021)

Book Description:

For more than twenty years, Lemony Snicket has led millions of young readers through a mysterious world of bewildering questions and unfortunate events. With this latest book—a love letter to readers young and old about the vagaries of real life—longtime fans and new readers alike will experience Snicket’s distinctive voice in a new way.

This true story—as true as Lemony Snicket himself—begins with a puzzling note under his door: You had poison for breakfast. Following a winding trail of clues to solve the mystery of his own demise, Snicket takes us on a thought-provoking tour of his predilections: the proper way to prepare an egg, a perplexing idea called “tzimtzum,” the sublime pleasure of swimming in open water, and much else.

Poison for Breakfast is a classic-in-the-making that—in the great tradition of modern fables like The Little Prince and The Phantom Tollbooth—will delight readers of all ages.

My Thoughts: 5/5 stars

It’s been years, maybe even a decade, since I last read a book from A Series of Unfortunate Events but what floored me about this book was how I was immediately transported back to those books. Not because POISON FOR BREAKFAST is related to the series, but because of the incredibly distinct and unique voice Snicket has in his writing. I could almost hear Jude Law in my head (as he was the narrator/Snicket in the film for A Series of Unfortunate Events) reading this little journey for me. It’s a very short book so I don’t want to give away much of the plot, but just know you’re in for a fun little journey as we try to figure out the peculiar note, you had poison for breakfast, he had slipped under his door.

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