‘The End’ Is Here

snicket.JPGToday, my friends, is a bittersweet day. If you’re among the masses who have braved the previous 12 volumes of the wildly popular Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket you are both excited — today, Friday the Thirteenth, The End, the 13th and installment in the series, went on sale at River City Books — and sad. The End, after all, means there will be no more books in this clever and captivating series.


At least we can savor this last fun read. And at a reasonable price. The hardcover book costs just $12.99. Also available: a set of all 13 volumes and audio versions of “The End.”

From the book’s back cover comes a personal message from Mr. Snicket:

Dear Reader,

You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope.

This book is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even if you braved the previous twelve volumes, you probably can’t stand such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous bird cage, and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents.

It has been my solemn occupation to complete the history of the Baudelaire orphans, and at last I am finished. You likely have some other occupation, so if I were you I would drop this book at once, so the end does not finish you.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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