The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3)
If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of...more
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
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
With each new place the children carefully make themselves at home. Though it's not entirely how the chil...more
I love Snicket(Handler)'s writing style. Who writes this on the back cover?
If you have not...more
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
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
Lemony Snicket's writing style is very pleasant to read and,...more
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...more
While I like these books, they're short and easy to read, it seems like the story is repeating...more
No deja de sorprenderme que libros tan prolijos y bien escritos no se encuentren destacados en todas las librerías. Realmente son excelentes...more
I despise this book. I despise them all. Reading them made me so mad and depressed, and reading reviews of them just amplifies those feelings. People adore these books. They list them among their favorite books of all time. Kids and adults alike love them and say they're great. So I don't quite know what they're missing. I feel it's my duty and responsibility to reveal these books for what they are. But I'll probably undergo a serious case of angst and start questioning myself and my motives nea...more
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
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
The Wide Window sees our three young protagonists go to live with their Aunt Josephine in her precariously placed home on the side of a cliff, teetering above Lake Lachrymose. The same lake where her husband had previous perished at the hands of the Lach...more
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
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
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
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
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