Excellent find, gothicarchies fan. Finally, they've made it official! Albeit without new information save the release date, which might be a U.S.A.-Canada discrepancy, or owing to the tentative nature of the early listings. Those early listings haven't changed, incidentally, and I've yet to find any listings for the LB edition (even on their own site), so information remains in a very early stage; I wouldn't be surprised if the leaks had forced their hand.
Looking forward to reading this. I don't see it listed on any of the websites I normally use for ordering books. Hopefully, it will appear soon - so I can pre-order it. I wonder if it's set between 'All The Wrong Questions' and 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'?
Listings haven't really propagated yet as it's really just the Canadian publishers who let it slip early; I'm not convinced Little Brown planned to announce it this soon. It might be a few months until we find out more and it starts to be listed in the usual places, given that it's not out until late September.
A recent Daniel Handler lecture (well worth reading the full article, by the way) appears to have unambiguously confirmed that the novel is set in the Averse: "Handler is currently working on another novel under the Snicket pseudonym called “Poison for Breakfast” that takes place in the same “bewildering” world as “A Series of Unfortunate Events”".
Curiously, Penguin Random House Canada appears to have blocked their page on Poison for Breakfast; that is, it comes up as a "Page Not Found," and while searching on their website will indicate that there are books listed by that title under Snicket's name or the Tundra Books imprint, it won't actually ever display on the search interface. Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted?
The purge of Poison for Breakfast from the publishers' webpages, and its failure ever to enter others, seems suddenly and disappointingly explained: Handler's Stephen Barclay Agency (and the Google Books listing) are now listing a delay - to Fall 2019; in other words, a year's delay. Considering that primary publishers Little Brown themselves had posted a tweet dating it for September 25th this year, it's possible that this is a very recent decision; and therefore possibly a reaction to the recent #metoo accusations against Handler.
Post by Violent Bun Fortuna on Mar 8, 2018 7:32:08 GMT -5
Gosh, that is a shame. I was looking forward to it coming out this year -- especially as it would have been a great thing to be excited about in between seasons of the Netflix show. Still, so long as it's still coming out, it's OK really; we'll get it in the end.
Post by Uncle Algernon on Jul 22, 2018 16:29:19 GMT -5
Unless I'm seriously misreading, this appears to be a "revised version of Horseradish", or otherwise a continuation thereof. Certainly nothing to do with PFB, which was supposed to be a true narrative novel with a plot, not a colleciton of quotes.
Post by Terry Craig on Jan 5, 2019 15:40:16 GMT -5
I really wanted to put this here
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Post by jeanlucio10 on Sept 23, 2019 20:54:34 GMT -5
I want to place my bets on what the book will be like. I think it will be a set of short stories, similar to File Under 13. Why? Daniel Handler in File Under 13 showed us what he likes to do most when it comes to detective stories. He likes to imagine several short stories, as in a police series. As much as we like novels, short stories have their value. Also, now Daniel Handler has a very large arsenal of characters and a story an expanded universe. He is not willing to reveal the mysteries of ASOUE, I think we have all realized that. He will create several stories in which Lemony was protagonist. After all, Lemony Snicket has established himself as a detective. We can also guess at what time in Lemony's life the story will be set. It won't be before he turns thirteen. Nor will it be after he turns 18. Then it will be between 13 and 18 years old. Where will the story take place? For me most cases will happen in the City, but some in other locations, I suspect even in other countries. I suspect that Jacques Sinicket will have a more effective participation. Eligton and Beatrice will have a cameo. But unfortunately I think Moxie will be left out, but her mother should show up.
"There are certain individuals who think they know what Lemony Snicket’s books are about. They are under the impression they understand who he is. They believe they know what to expect. In fact, the truth is far worse than such people ever imagined." - 13 SHOCKING SECRETS you’ll wish you never knew about LEMONY SNICKET
Terry Craig: that was an ace retort tbh, jean
Jan 25, 2020 22:10:11 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: Happy Year of the Rat! It is the setting of ASOUE...
Jan 26, 2020 23:01:48 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: also Book Club starting in Feb. w/ The Great Gatsby! Please join!
Jan 26, 2020 23:02:38 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ 27 JANUARY 2020.
Jan 27, 2020 21:25:07 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I would like to read now a short story written by Lemony Snicket about how VFD helped to defeat Nazism. This would be interesting to introduce the subject to children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:27:54 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: "Anne Frank - the Diary of a Young Girl",could be the book club's third book? I haven't read this one either.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:14 GMT -5
Terry Craig: I think the historical events are interesting enough on their own, and don't need to be taught just to introduce children to Lemony Snicket.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:21 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: You're right Terry.
Jan 27, 2020 21:36:40 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: This request of mine was a selfish appeal from my heart, disguised as a request on behalf of the children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:37:59 GMT -5
𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻: i know anne frank was a belieber but i wonder if she was in the VFD too
Jan 27, 2020 21:58:29 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I just read a 2013 report about your comment 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻, so I can understand the meaning. Through this report, I realized that there are people more self-centered than me.
Jan 27, 2020 22:46:00 GMT -5
Hermes (or Herms): If we manage to have Bearies this year, I know who I will nominate for Best Pairing.
Jan 28, 2020 6:20:44 GMT -5
Terry Craig: bearlucio? beanlucio? jear?
Jan 28, 2020 19:32:02 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: Baruch HaShem for safety! Never forget! And ha, that might indeed be a good short fic. And sure, we could do that for the 3rd book.
Jan 28, 2020 22:10:22 GMT -5