Thursday, September 14, 2006
The Beatrice Letters
Fans anticipating the release of the final book in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events will enjoy The Beatrice Letters as an antidote to waiting. More than just a series tie-in, The Beatrice Letters actually provides some clues and revelations leading up to book 13, The End, although as is typical of the series, The Beatrice Letters raises more questions than answers. The Beatrice Letters takes the form of a portfolio with two pockets. The first pocket contains a poster, and the second pocket a book with a series of correspondence between Lemony Snicket and Beatrice. There's plenty here to keep fans busy until Friday, October 13, the release date for Book the Thirteenth: anagrams, picture clues, braille, and of course, the series' signature "Seybald code." My only complaint about the book is that at $19.99, it seems overpriced. I wish the publisher had dispensed with the fancy packaging and just published this as a book for a lower price. Try to get it discounted if you can.