“Where are we going, Snicket?” Pip asked me.
“To the lighthouse,” I said, which reminded me of a book I’d been meaning to read.”
— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, Chapter 3
"If you like stories about strange happenings, allow me to recommend a book about a girl named Amanda, who is either a witch or stepsister or both."
— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, p.79
I would have told them about a book I was thinking about on the drive. It was a book about a girl named Kit who acquires a reputation for witchcraft. It gets her into a lot of trouble, but she does manage to find someone she can trust. His name is Nathaniel, and he names a ship after her. The ship is called The Witch, but I couldn’t remember the name of the author. I also didn’t want to think about someone who liked this book more than I did, someone whose name was also Kit.
— Lemony Snicket’s When Did You See Her Last?, p.209
I was comfortable enough in this house, I must say. Apart from a few rats I was alone in the basement.
Samuel Beckett, "The End"
We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends? Renowned investigator Lemony Snicket has compiled 29 myths about this bewildering establishment, in the vain hope that he could help us shine some light on this enduring mystery.
"29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy," by Lemony Snicket
32 pages / Out February 11, 2014
Ludwig Van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4, I. Allegro ma non tanto — VFD whistling code
"Yes," she said, in a far-away voice "he was (…) the only person I knew who could whistle with crackers in his mouth."
"Our mother could do that," Klaus said, smiling. "Her specialty was Mozart’s Fourteenth Symphony.”
"Ike’s was Beethoven’s Fourth Quartet," Aunt Josephine replied. "Apparently it’s a family characteristic."
— Lemony Snicket’s The Wide Window, p.27
Lemony Snicket’s representative Daniel Handler enjoys the work of novelist Haruki Murakami so much, that he devoted an entire essay to the subject in the plainly and guilelessly entitled Village Voice review, “I Love Murakami.”
If the prospects of an article consisting of an extensive list of Mr. Handler’s favorite authors, followed by a persuasive case on why you should read the books of at least one of them appeals to you, then there’s a good chance that you will enjoy this article.
(…) no matter how splendid and shiny the world might be, it could be spoiled by something you didn’t notice until the damage had been done.
Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last?