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 the 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 why...more
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
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.
Now, a few years later, (ten years since this book was published? Really?) I am still a huge fan of the series. However, it was only when I thought about it - and I mean, really thought about it - I realised that, fantastic though the books were, there were huge chunks...more
Anyone following the adventures of the Baudelaires knows that unfortunate events are sur...more
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.
Sfortunatamente dovranno combattere non solo contro il trasformismo del Conte Olaf, ma anche contro gli errori della stampa e l'ottusità del Circolo...more
Thanks to the heroic and mysterious efforts of Lemony Snicket it seems that th...more
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
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
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!
I need answers. What the hell is...more
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.
Like the rest of the novels in this series, this book is very slender and can be whipped through in a few hours. However, the st...more
In the previous book the Baudelaire orphans were sent to a prefatory school where they met the Quagmire twins. Before the twins were kidnapped they told the Baudelaire orphans that they had...more
Lemony Snicket u...more
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 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
I love they Lemony Snicket starts his books, he is always telling you not to read this book, to put it down and go and read a book on happy little elves. It’s like when you tell a child to not do something, but they go and d...more
Dear Reader,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 the 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 why anyone would want to open a book containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, t...more
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When we were together I felt breathless.
Now you are.”