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Lemony Snicket?

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Gem13 Sun 10-Jul-05 08:51:33

Looking through the latest Book People catalogue... 10 books for £25 instead of £69.

I know there's been lots of publicity about them but are they any good? I'm thinking of them for my 10.5 year old nephew.

They also have 6 books by David Almond - Skellig, etc. Again, any good?

Nephew currently into Tolkien.

serenity Sun 10-Jul-05 09:31:16

DH loves the Lemony Snicket books. I haven't got around to reading them myself tbh, but the film was good.

And yes, I did mean DH

Gem13 Sun 10-Jul-05 16:53:59

Thanks serenity. Anyone else with regards to a 10 year old?

Yorkiegirl Sun 10-Jul-05 16:58:07

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RTKangaMummy Sun 10-Jul-05 17:31:43

My Dad has ordered them for DS who is 10 years

RTKangaMummy Sun 10-Jul-05 17:33:24

Other books he loves are ANTHONY HORROWITZ - about ALEX RIDER

He has read them over and over again

Most of his friends love AR books too

turquoise Sun 10-Jul-05 17:40:56

My ds is 10 and loved them - also into Tolkien. Sounds like a bargain

Yorkiegirl Sun 10-Jul-05 18:25:47

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Fauve Sun 10-Jul-05 19:31:30

Lemony Snicket and Anthony Horowitz are fabulous. If you have to do a very long car journey, get the Lemony Snicket audiotapes - they are fantastic, and really good for adults to listen to as well as the kids.

Gem13 Sun 10-Jul-05 19:33:25

OK, so I'm convinced about Lemony Snicket. Thanks all.

Now, thoughts on David Almond?

Fauve Sun 10-Jul-05 20:02:21

Again we listened to Skellig on audiotape and I thought it was stunningly good - had dd (then 6) and ds (then 10) enthralled all the way to Disneyland Paris. Haven't had any of his actual hard copy books yet, but I'd say he writes very well.

janeite Sun 10-Jul-05 21:13:10

The David Almond books are fab and an absolute bargain on The Book People at the mo. Just ordered them for ds1 and also ordering them to use as class readers for yrs 7 and 8. Lemony Snickett rocks and the Alex Rider books are great. Buy them all but read them all yourself b4 giving to nephew!!!!

Gem13 Mon 11-Jul-05 20:39:27

Thanks - will order.

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