The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events #7)
You have undoubtedly picked up this book by mistake, so please put it down. Nobody in their right mind would read this particular book about th lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay in the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded in these pages.
I can think of no single reason wh...more
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The search for the Quagmire triplets in The Ersatz Elevator ended with a literal red herring, but The Vile Village is almost entirely red herring, as the children are sent to become the wards of a village known only by the mysteriou...more
- VFD acronym of the book: (I loved the various meanings of VFD throughout the series) Village of Fowl Devotees
- I remember the bit at the end with the Baudelaire's inventive/creative/resourceful cleverness (these bits are al...more
Knowing what's coming in The End I've been on the look out for anti-religious or secular-humanist themes, and I think I find the first hint of it in this, Book 7, the centerpiece of the series. And if you know me, you know what a big fan I am of organized religion so we'll see what my opinion is of this series when we're done with the re-read. But I'm a tolerant fellow, and I like good art as such. Bei...more
I love Lemony Snicket (or, rather, Daniel Handler). I think he is such a talented and original writer. When I was at primary school, I remember devouring the A Series of Unfortunate Events, anxiously awaiting the next installment.
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Dopo la sfortunata esperienza con i coniugi Squalor al 667 di Viale Oscuro, gli orfani Baudelaire vengono iscritti dal signor Poe al progetto "Ci vuole un villaggio per allevare un bambino". I ragazzi scelgono il villaggio V.F., credendo che abbia a che fare con il segreto scoperto dai trigemini Pantano.
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Where the books become really clever is the additional bits of plot woven into the anecdotes, dedications and acknowledgments, written for the older reader, whether parents reading aloud or older children.
The humour is clever, beautifully insightful and infinitely quotable. Type Lem...more
There's a few things absent from this read through, most of them positive. He isn't constantly reiterating the three children's skills in a "this is for Violet, this is for Klaus, this is for Sunny" sort of rhythm. There guardian is slightly more relatable, and altogether decent guy who gets severely skittish...more
I made a text to world connection. Like Count Olaf, there are so many e...more
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I liked it very much!
The images that kept crawling into my mind with all those ravens flying together at sunset and dawn were soooo beautiful! And the riddle with the poems was very challenging! When they got the last note I was like
"I KNOW WHERE THE QUAGMIRE TRIPLETS ARE"
And the opportunity for the Baudelaires to practice their talents in that huge library and inventing studio was superb! And the trick in the cell was so inspired! And the plan to save Zack!
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I first came to this series after watching the tie-in movie "Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events". I love the series for its superb characterization, lovely writing, quirky plotlines, and deeply dark humor. This seventh book in the series carries on the tradition and will not disappoint fans.
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The Vile Village
Do you like a good ending? If you do then you shouldn’t read this book called Unfortunate Events: The Vile Village, the book eight. If you already read one the unfortunate event story and you like bad ending. You might as well read the seventh book, which is Unfortunate Event: The Vile Village. This is a great story, it has some mystery that the Baudelaire children’s need to solve.
The Vile Village is set at town called V.F.D. This place is filled with c...more
I didn't really like this disguise. I think that Olaf wasn't as... funny as a detective and convicting the thre...more
When we were together I felt breathless.
Now, you are.
I rate this book with 4 stars. I did find the Ersatz Elevator much more interesting, but the Vile Village was also good in its own way.
VFD, which stood for Village of Fowl Devotees, which I've forgotten, is a town filled with lots of people who have this intense adoration for crows and have this long and absurd set of rules that must be followed, even though most of them are ridiculous and some, even contradict each other.
The satirical portrayals of the adult characters in this one were back on (imo, anyway) the funny side rather than the annoying side.
My favorite thing: the self-sustaining hot air mobile home was 100% inspired by The Twenty-one Balloons, and at first I was a little bothered by how similar this invention is to some of the ones in that book. However,...more
The odd town has a murder of crows who roost uptown at one part of the day and downtown at the other.
We learn of Lemony Snicket's interest in their tale as a relative is put to death. The town folk think he was Count Olaf. The town is replete with conflicting rule...more
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When we were together I felt breathless.
Now you are.”