Monday, April 15, 2013

Who Could That Be at This Hour by Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket is just a teen in this story about his start with a secret organization.  When he begins an apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson he is taken to Stain'd by the Sea and the pair is hired to locate a missing statue.  Snicket's clueless chaperone works on finding the missing piece while Lemony discovers early on that something deeper is at work and tries to find out what is actually going on.  Along the way he meets a number of colorful characters, all of whom seem to be keeping secrets of some sort.  The prose came across to me much like Snicket's writing in the Series of Unfortunate Events books which might be a plus for prospective readers but is overblown and purposefully cute for me.