The Basic Eight: A Novel

Paperback | May 9, 2006

byDaniel Handler

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Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe -- Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid television, they're calling Flannery a murderer, which is a total lie. It's true that high school can be so stressful sometimes. And it's true that sometimes a girl just has to kill someone. But Flannery wants you to know that she's not a murderer at all -- she's a murderess.

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Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe -- Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid television, they're calling Flannery a mur...

DANIEL HANDLER is the author of the novelsThe Basic Eight,Watch Your Mouthand, as Lemony Snicket, the bestselling collection of children’s novels entitled A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than sixty million copies worldwide, has been translated into thirty-nine languages and was adapted into a feature film starring J...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:May 9, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060733861

ISBN - 13:9780060733865

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best books I have read in a long time! This book is extremely witty and original. I love Daniel Handler's quirky writing style! The narrator of The Basic Eight is so unreliable that it's funny. Plus, there's a lovely twist at the end. It must be admitted that Flannery Culp has some issues, but she is a wonderful character and it's fascinating to see the world through her perspective.
Date published: 2007-11-06