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amazing book. really creepy!
Daniel Handler is an awesome writer and I'm looking forward to reading his other books :D
I loved this book! I'd been a fan of Lemony Snicket for ages, despite being an adult, and really wanted to read Daniel Handler's first novel. It didn't disappoint. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Stephanie Owens
I read this book when I was about 12 and remember thinking it was one of the best books I'd ever read... Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2009 by Amazon Customer
'The Basic Eight' has so much going for it, a fantastic voice in Flannery, such wickedly funny, funny writing and a twist that was so well embedded in the text I felt as if I'd... Read morePublished on 13 Oct. 2006 by Book Lover
This book is highly confusing and very twisted. Having not read the Lemony Snicket series I wasn't sure what to expect but it definately wasn't this highly disturbing and unusual... Read morePublished on 8 Feb. 2005 by "rae4723"
I discovered this book in waterstones, read the blurb on the back and i just had to buy it. I was engrossed in the book form start to finnish, and even though some of the story is... Read morePublished on 21 Nov. 2004
Not since the days of Evelyn Waugh has there been such a perfect pastiche.
For all you fans of Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History' (And I am one of them) read this as an... Read more
I'm a long time fan of Lemony Snicket and his children series so naturally I picked up Handler's The Basic Eight. Read morePublished on 28 Mar. 2004 by Rob Night