Daniel Handler's A Series of Unfortunate Events, written under his Lemony Snicket pseudonym, delves into a great many intriguing themes -- the blindness and dysfunctionality of modern society; living with uncertainty and incomplete information; the ambiguity of moral judgments; society's tendency to clash and schism. These themes are constant and developed throughout the series.

In addition, there is a very distinct tone that Handler maintains in all his Snicket work -- quirkiness, idiosyncrasy, and dark, deadpan humor.

Do Handler's works, aimed for adults, have similar themes and/or tone? Or are they extremely different in nature?

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    For reference, his four books not written under the Snicket pseudonym are The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, and We Are Pirates. Aug 13 '17 at 16:44

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