I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.
In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.
With all due respect,
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To Beatrice-- darling, dearest, dead.
Ever since I watched the Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, I've been dying to read the book. Yes, I know I probably loved the movie so much because of Jim Carrey (huge fan). I mean look at him! How can you NOT love it??
I wish the Count Olaf in the book was as funny as Carrey’s version in the movie.
Anyhow, I was sure the original story should be good, and I’m glad I was not proven wrong. I loved everything about the book minus the little moments where the violence was a bit too much. I don’t totally approve of it, especially since this book’s target audience is children.
But since I’m a badass grownup I don’t care. Not my problem.
I liked the baby as well. Me! Liked a baby! Gah!!! What's happening to me??
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