Adverbs by Daniel Handler
Write 6 words you would put on this book if it were in the “Blind Date With A Book” shelf. Love, Volcanoes, Money, Songs, Food, Cocktails
Any particular reason for choosing this book? I was the only person in my family that was yet to read a Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) book and we want to do a guest post about sharing authors with your children over at fiftyfifty.me.
Genre: Fiction/Interconnected Short Stories
What did you think of the cover art? I prefer the cartoon strip cover to the one I had.
Who was your favorite character and why? I didn’t really have a favorite character. They all annoyed me equally.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It did grab me early on, mainly in the way it was written. However, it became more and more unenjoyable as it went on.
Was it plot or character driven? It was confusing as to which was the focus as each chapter was a roughly connected story from a different perspective on.
What did you think of the ending? Uneventful.
What was the moral of the story? Love is complex and messy.
Did you learn anything? It’s illegal to pray in a government building in the United States.
Favorite quote: “We’re always open,” Andy said. “Any diner worth its salt is open twenty-four hours a day.”
Would you like to see it adapted into a film? Any ideas on casting? It would be interesting to see this turned into a film or maybe even a television series. I’d like to see Kate Winslet play Helena.
Soundtrack: I’ve put songs mentioned in the book on Grooveshark.
Who would you recommend it to? Anyone who understands that true love is truly complicated.
Number of unknown words: 0
Architectural Detail: American Diner
Recipe: Saltwater Taffy
How much do you think you know about love?