Jendela Janggal - The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
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Jendela Janggal - The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  72,181 ratings  ·  1,640 reviews
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Dengan sangat menyesal terpaksa kusampaikan bahwa buku yang kalian pegang ini sangat tidak menyenangkan. Buku ini bercerita tentang kisah sedih tiga anak malang. Walaupun mereka menarik dan cerdas, hidup tiga bersaudara Baudelaire ini penuh dengan penderitaan dan kesedihan. Sejak halaman pertama, saat anak-anak itu berada di pantai dan menerima kabar yang san...more
Published 2003 by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published February 25th 2000)
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The third installment of A Series of Unfortunate Events improves on its precedessors in some ways, featuring a mini murder mystery and a lengthy (though unbelievable) chase scene of sorts -- dramatic elements which the first two books' brevity didn't allow. Handler/Snicket also introduce items that would come to have a greater significance in Handler's imaginary world: the Anxious Cafe, "I didn't realize this was a sad occasion," Ivan Lachrymose: Lake Explorer, etc. As I am rereading these novel...more
Vesra (When She Reads)
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The third in the series of books that are so far identical in plot if not content.

The Baudelaire children but escape the clutches of Count Olaf via a house on a hill, an unpleasant fast food chain, a lake filled with rabid leeches and an evil pirate only this time there's nobody as pleasant and interesting as Uncle Monty as an additional character and instead the rather dull Aunt Josephine who is scared of everything.

I liked this the least of the three so far, which certainly accounts for the ge...more
Jennifer Morrill
Does it count as reading when you listen to the audio version?

Tim Curry isn't reading this version. Instead we get the author "Lemony Snicket", aka Daniel Handler. He's quite nasaly and not as cool to listen to than Tim Curry.

The story is still good and intriguing. So far we like the series and my girls beg for it to be on in the car. We are on the Miserable Mill now, and still stuck with Lemony Snicket's voice (at least in the movie we got Jude Law!) I looked it up and we are back to Tim Curry...more
Dec 07, 2007 Seana rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: comedy, oddness lovers
In this book the three Baudlaires have moved on to another guardian once again, seeing as Olaf killed the last. In this book they have to live with thier crazy aunt who is afraid of everything. She won't cook, so they have cold cucumber soup everyday. They have to open the doors very carefully because she is afraid the doors will shatter into a million pieces and kill them. She doesn't have rugs for the fact that she might skip on one and break her neck. Lastly but not least she doesn't use the...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
I am thoroughly enjoying the series. These are seriously the funniest books I have ever read in my life -- the tone is just so hilarious, even though, ironically, the story is very dark. Count Olaf scares the crap out of me. So do the carnivorous leeches. *shudder* But anyway, awesome books!! Unfortunately I only own the first three (or my little sister does, actually -- i stole them. tee hee.) Now I'll have to swallow my pride and go check the rest of them out of the library. Ah well. IT'S WORT...more
L11_Ryanne Szydlik
After reading several of Lemony Snicket's tales about the Baudelaire children, I grew to like the darkness of this comedy. This is a tragic story about three orphans who only have a twisted and dangerous uncle to care for them. Through the first three books, the children are carted off to different distant relatives when it is decided that Count Olaf is not fit for the children to live with.

With each new place the children carefully make themselves at home. Though it's not entirely how the chil...more
I know this is a children's series, but I am LOVING it! This is the third book in which Daniel Handler writes under the pen name of Lemony Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events. The story is sad, as 3 orphans continue to find misfortune as they try to find a happy home after their parents died in a fire. Throughout the series, they are fleeing from Count Olaf, who is seeking their fortune.

I love Snicket(Handler)'s writing style. Who writes this on the back cover?

Dear Reader,

If you have not
Again, fantastically fun and delightfully sarcastic. There are a few things in here that I'm certain my students won't understand, but I laughed at this one enough that it's going in my classroom library anyway--even if only for me to open every once in a while and chuckle.

Favorite Quotes:
There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational--or, in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don't. For instance, the Baudelaire orphans have a fear of Count Olaf, which makes perfect sens...more
Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window
Lemony Snicket
3.5/5 Stars

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So here we are again in The Wide Window. The 3 children travel to the shores of Lake Lachrymose which is famous for the situation of the deadly Lachrymose Leaches. Now these creatures are very deadly with razor sharp teeth lined in their gums, a very sharp tooth on the tip of their nose and very high sense of smell to the victims that sail in the lake that have eaten with the past hour. (Deadly 60 much?)

This book is...more
Let's just say that this is where the Baudelaire brothers' story starts to get annoying and repetitive. In this book they'll be under the guard of an old aunt that is very nice, but is extremely fearful. And I meant fearful like... she is afraid of touching doorknobs because they might break in hundred pieces and hurt someone. And if that wasn't bad enough, they meet Count Olaf once again, this time under the disguise of a boat renter.

Lemony Snicket's writing style is very pleasant to read and,...more
Matthew Hunter
The Wide Window's the strongest installment of A Series of Unfortunate Events thus far. There's humor:
There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational--or, in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don't. For instance, the Baudelaire orphans have a fear of Count Olaf, which makes perfect sense, because he is an evil man who wants to destroy them. But if they were afraid of lemon meringue pie, this would be an irrational fear, because lemon meringue pie is delicious and has neve
Feb 25, 2014 MiLi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Gente que busca despejarse... o hacer un regalo a alguien de entre 9-14 años.
Este es el tercero de la saga de Lemony Snicket. Cada libro va relatando un episodio diferente de la vida de los hermanos Baudelaire mientras escapan de un malvado primo lejano que quiere quedarse con la fortuna de la familia. Es una comedia negra, donde la habilidad del autor se encuentra en hacer reír con acotaciones mientras dicta una historia dramática.

No deja de sorprenderme que libros tan prolijos y bien escritos no se encuentren destacados en todas las librerías. Realmente son excelentes...more
The Wide Window is probably my least favorite in the series so far, but I love Aunt Josephine's character. :D

Full review to come.
I listened to the audio book, read by Lemony Snicket (and I think his Count Olaf voice is absolutely perfect!)

Come prima cosa, la più importante: la dedica di Snicket ad inizio libro..:

A Beatrice
Come vorrei che tu fossi viva
Come vorrei che tu stessi bene

Mi commuove sempre :') E soprattutto, prosegue quella che era stata la dedica nel libro precedente, che mi aveva fatto venire un po' i lucciconi: Il mio amore per te è sempre vivo; tu, purtroppo no

Mi sarebbe tanto, tanto, tanto TANTISSIMO piaciuto aver letto questa serie all'età giusta..
Per carità, io la trovo tuttora geniale e ha saputo darmi due ore...more
Teresa B
This "woe-filled" collection of thirteen books about the tribulations of three unusually talented orphans will keep adults entertained as well as children. When I first saw the series I thought, "That looks too depressing," but soon I discovered the hilarity in overabundant alliteration, contemptible villains, and idiotic bystanders.

As the series progresses and the mysteries deepen, the children's characters grow and develop in surprising ways as togehter they face obstacles and a growing numbe...more
For Beatrice-
I would much prefer it if you were alive and well.

I didn't really feel particularly excited while I was reading this book. Aunt Josephine must have been a disappointing change, after having been with the wonderful Uncle Monty. She was just too scared of everything, and she finally decided to be brave when it came to getting to know Captain Sham who was really Count Olaf, in disguise.

The movie installment about the Baudelaires living with Aunt Josephine was much better than the book,...more
Since I'm writing my reviews for books 1-3 at the same time, don't mind if I do a bit of copy pasting.

The books have a way of touching some really deeply bad situations (parental loss, loss of one's spouse) in a way that makes you feel for the kids, without it being too emotionally charged. The intended audience is a young one, so the scenes aren't written in the same way you would write for an older crowd (I would hope that's obvious). That said, it doesn't gloss over anything, which makes it r...more
Infinite Playlist
Bisher definitiv mein liebster Teil, vielleicht weil ich ihn im Gegensatz zu den anderen beiden noch nicht kannte.

Das Tolle an The Wide Window ist natürlich Tante Josephine, die gleichzeitig ulkig und unheimlich tragisch ist. Tante Joseophine hat nämlich vor allem Angst, auch vorm Abnehmen des Telefons (man könnte einen Strohmschlag bekommen und sterben), ist aber eigentlich nur furchtbar einsam, weil sie ihren Mann verloren hat. Außerdem hat sie einen Grammatik/Rechtschreibtick und muss die Bau...more
After their uncle's death the Baudelaires are moved to their Aunt Josephine's who lives on the top of a cliff looking down on the sea. She is scared of everything including the water below her home. Soon after being intrusted to Josephine's care she becomes infatuated with a pirate by the name of Captain Sham. Personally, I don't understand why anyone would be infatuated by a pirate that isn't in the form of Johnny Depp but each to their own. In the end, this admiration became a fatal attraction...more
Now that I'm all sucked into the story by Tim Curry's awesome reading, I have been abandoned. The author, I forget the guy's name who reads as Lemony Snicket is 1) not British and 2) way less entertaining than Tim Curry as a reader. Not that the voice variation isn't a little bit improved, but Curry was great at getting the tone of the story just right.

The ending for this one is a little more manageable. I have questions about how to categorize these books. They are not realistic because some d...more
Bailee Super
Ah, another classic by Lemony Snicket. This is the third book in The Series of Unfortunate Events books. This follows after The Reptile Room where the Boudelaire children are put in place with a new guardian by the name of Aunt Josephine. Aunt Josephine lives in a house on a cliff overlooking the sea where her husband got attacked and devoured by leeches which has caused her irrational fear about everything...literally everything. Doorknobs, salesmen, leeches. They go into town to prepare for a...more
Bailey Ubellacker
As a young and motivated reader I gobbled up the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket and now as a mature reader I am surprised that they are still able to capture my attention. The way Snicket as the narrator reaches out in the audience by asking questions, explaining meanings, and developing a personal relationship with the reader. The story is the third part in the series following the goodhearted Baudelaire orphans of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Unfortunately, their lives are full of...more
This third book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket is also the last book featured in the movie of the same title, starring Jim Carrey as the Baudelaire orphans' nemesis, Count Olaf. The series is about the Baudelaire siblings - Violet, Klaus and Sunny - who were orphaned by the death of their parents in a terrible fire that also razed their house and properties, and who had to be taken under the wing of an able guardian until they are of age and are able to manage the...more
"It dawned on them that unlike Aunt Josephine, who had lived up in that house, sad and alone, the three children had one another for comfort and support over the course of their miserable lives. And while this did not make them feel entirely safe, or entirely happy, it made them feel appreciative. They leaned up against one another appreciatively, and small smiles appeared on their damp and anxious faces. They had each other. I'm not sure that "The Beaudelaires had each other" is the moral of t...more
Cassie Hawkings
The Beaudelaires are back and this time their living arrangements have becoming quite... odd. After the death of the kind creature loving Uncle Monty at the hands of the disguised Count Olaf, Violet, Klaus and Sunny go to live with another somewhat 'distant' relative named Aunt Josephine who is a widow after her husband, Ike was... wait for it... eaten by leeches. The siblings are quick to discover Aunt Josephine has Panphobia, a phobia of being scared of everything. She's afraid of Realtors, th...more
Leonid Musheghyan
I chose this book because I wanted to continue this series since I had read the first two books. This book is about the three Baudelaire children who are basically travelling orphans since wherever they go, Count Olaf comes after them one way or another and tries to steal their fortune. This time, they go to their Aunt Josephine who is a kind woman yet frightened of many things such as the stove and the doormat. My favorite quote in this book is, “Tears are curious things, for like earthquakes o...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Those poor Baudelaire orphans. After the death of their beloved Uncle Monty, the third installment of Lemony Snicket's tale has Violet, Klaus, and Sunny heading toward the home of yet another new guardian. Left by Mr. Poe at Damocles Dock at the edge of Lake Lachrymose for the taxi that will take them to the home of Josephine Anwhistle, the orphans must once again wonder about what fate holds in store for them. Will the gramatically correct dowager be kind like...more

In The Bad Beginning, things, well, begin badly for the three Baudelaire orphans. And sadly, events only worsen in The Reptile Room. In the third in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, there is still no hope on the horizon for these poor children. Their adventures are exciting and memorable, but, as the author points out, "exciting and memorable like being chased by a werewolf through a field of thorny bushes at midnight with nobody around to help you." This story begins when the orph

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