Books

Branding an Adaptation: How Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" Differentiates Itself from the Books

Branding an Adaptation: How Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" Differentiates Itself from the Books

I knew Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events would be exactly the adaptation the book series deserves before the series even dropped. However, there were two concerns I couldn't shake. Both fueled my apprehension of how the TV show would fit with the overall aesthetic of the series defined by the books.

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Long Live "Lolita"

Long Live "Lolita"

When people who appreciate literature find out I'm a writer, one of the questions I am most frequently asked (after the obligatory, "Oh, what genre?") is, "What book made you want to be a writer?" The question I am not frequently asked but find myself asking others is, "What book completely and irreparably broke your understanding of the world and screwed you up so badly you were forced to reconsider everything you'd ever known?"

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