Summary. Review. You know the drill. :)
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.
It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.
With all due respect,
Wow. I feel like I haven’t reviewed a thing in ages. Really, I haven’t. Sorry about that. School’s pretty hectic these days. So, on to the review:
- I feel like i should’ve read these books when I was little. Of course, I didn’t know English then and I wasn’t interested in books. At all. Anywho, I think that these books are excellent for younger readers…as an almost 20 yr old, I’m having trouble justifying my desire to read these other than ‘everyone else has’.
- The stories are fun (I’ve read the first two, by the way) and easy reads.
- The characters are awesome. I feel pretty bad for the Baudelaires but I like to read about their misfortunes.
There are somethings that annoy me. I took quotes for the second book, not the first, because I’m just that smart…
- SO ANNOYING: ” ‘Doog!’ Sunny shrieked, in a generic cry of frustration…The word “generic” hhere means ‘when one is unable to think of anything else to say’…
- And the author does that, like, every other flippin page.
- Also, there’s the whole intrusiveness of the author talking directly to the reader. I can’t even.
- “I wish that I could somehow change the circumstances of this story for you…Perhaps it would be best if you shut this book right now and never read the rest of this horrifying story.”
- And the author does that again and again and AGAIN.
- I. CAN’T.
If you can get past those annoying bits, however, then the books are actually okay. Plus, they’re pretty short. I will be reading the third book as well because I bought these in a bundle…and I have it so why not? *me likey read*
I recommend this series for younger audiences and those rare not-young people who can stomach the books.