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
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Check it out at your local library.…moreI could toss in a really sarcastic comment, but I'm nice. So, I'll just leave you with something slightly biting ;)
Check it out at your local library. Buy it for your Kindle. Pick it up from Barnes and Noble. Something like that...(less)
Amateur Character Actor and Plotter of Evil Deeds............
The The Wide Window has some colorful characters, wonderful settings and enough action to keep this one entertaining through out. The overly apt naming of people and places gives this a very old-school ...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
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
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
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
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 sen ...more
Mind you, I like Uncle Monty very much, it's just the story that was being conveyed in The Reptile Room wasn't to my liking. This was more adventurous than the the previous 2.
And, the author makes me want to read up stuff on Alexander the Great in ...more
This is the installm ...more
With each new place the children carefully make themselves at home. Though it's not entirely how the chil ...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
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
Its templative episodes of bumbling adults is not enough to keep me. Snicket has a fun and clever prose that keeps you reading, but the books are not very satisfying. It is like a sitcom in that the main characters do not change from book the book. They go through the same story of being placed with a naive new caretaker, who is killed by Count Olaf. Then Olaf escapes only to plot another way to kill their next caretaker in hopes of getting th ...more
E che casa, questa volta! Forse sarebbe più appropriato definirla catapecchia in bilico sul Lago Lacrimoso. La sua proprietaria, nonché nuova tutrice di Violet, Klaus e Sunny, è zia Josephine, una vedova terrorizzata da qualunque cosa ...more
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