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
Lemony Snicket's writing style is very pleasant to read and,...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
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...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
Dans ce tome-ci, les orphelins Baudelaire vont vivre chez un nouveau tuteur, leur tante Agrippine (Josephine en VO, ça peut être important pour la suite), au bord du lac Chaudelarmes, un lac rempli de sangsues très vilaines.
La maison de leur tante est perchée dans un équilibre instable au dessus du lac et semble prêt à y basculer au moindre coup de vent. D'ailleurs, Herman, un ouragan, est attendu sur le lac.
Les enfants vivent avec leur tante un court instant avant que le Comte Olaf ne refasse s...more
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book was not that great. I was very annoyed with the gaurdian that the Baud...more
Non so come ho fatto a non notare un cambio di voce drastico tra gli altri libri e questo — cambio di voce causato dal cambio d...more
The Wide Window flows better than its predecessors, with the writing less jarring and the book as a whole is longer, enabling more character development and plot twists in order to w...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
I graziosi orfani Baudelaire sono riusciti di nuovo a sfuggire per un pelo dalle grinfie del malvagissimo Conte Olaf, ma al costo della vita dello zio Monty.
Svanito il sogno di una vita serena al suo fianco, i tre orfani vengono accompagnati dall'immancabile signor Poe alla loro nuova casa sul Lago Lacrimoso. La loro tutrice è zia Josephine, vittima di mille fobie che le impediscono di fare quasi tutto, compreso difendere i propri nipoti di fronte alle minacce d...more
The Wide Window (Book Review)
The Wide Window is the third book in the popular Series “The Series of Unfortunate Events”, by Lemony Snicket. This book is about three children named Violet, Sunny and Klaus Baudelaire, whose parents died in a terrible fire that destroyed their home. Their parents had left them an enormous fortune which they would inherit when the oldest (Violet), would come of age. A banker named Mr. Poe watched their enormous fortune, and made sure th...more