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The Dark

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Come on, people, hasn’t the man won enough? Wasn’t his acceptance speech so wonderful that he could never ever be improved upon? Haven’t I already reviewed just about every book Klassen has written? Do I really have to talk about this one? Okay, I will. Laszlo is afraid of the dark. (So afraid that he has […]

Daniel Handler Talks with Roger

Daniel Handler

Sponsored by Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Roger Sutton: We want to talk about Why We Broke Up. Why did we break up, Daniel? It’s still sad. Daniel Handler: I don’t know if you and I were […]

Review of Why We Broke Up

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler; illus. by Maira Kalman High School    Little, Brown    355 pp. 12/11    978-0-316-12725-7    $19.99 Min and Ed’s differences are profound — most obviously, she’s a quirky aspiring filmmaker and he’s a popular jock. Readers see immediately, though, that it’s not simply these practical differences that caused their breakup, the […]