“Sensationally spellbinding...”Begin at the beginning of this wonderfully weird, impressively imaginative, sprawling series by master wordsmith Snicket, whose spellbinding prose captivates readers of all ages.
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,
Topics: Orphans, Adventurous, Dark, Death, Siblings, Gothic, Whimsical, Metafiction, Made into a Movie, Melodramatic, Absurdist , Childhood, Family, Suspenseful, Macabre, 20th Century, Spooky, Black Humor, Inheritance, Exciting, Greed, and Illustrated
Other books in A Series of Unfortunate Events (12)
A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room
A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window
A Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill
A Series of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy
A Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator
A Series of Unfortunate Events #7: The Vile Village
A Series of Unfortunate Events #8: The Hostile Hospital
A Series of Unfortunate Events #9: The Carnivorous Carnival
A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope
A Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto
A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril
A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End
Now as an adult I still can't it's a good book I will read this book to my kids!! read more