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
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
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
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
Gli orfani Baudelaire, dopo aver perso la loro casa e i loro genitori in un incendio e aver perso anche lo zio Monty tragicamente, sono ora sulle sponde del Lago Lacrimoso per vivere insieme alla zia Josephine.
Zia Josephine ha perso da poco suo marito Ike, e ha paura di tutto. Non accende il riscaldamento per paura che scoppi il termosifone, non accende i fornelli e fa mangiare loro solo cibi freddi, non usa nemmeno il telefono per paura di prendere la scossa.
Ha il terrore persino degli ag ...more
Genre: Young Adult
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsesion?: nope.
Cliff Hanger: yes
Rating: 4 Stars
All out of ten
World Building: 8
Series Congruity: 9
Best Part: Gave me a few laughs
Worst Part: eh.
Thoughts Had: sheesh.; WOW; that olaf!!
Continuing the Series: yes
Short Review: I love this series. and the audio book is the way to go. I really like this one, the Aunt they go live with kills me ...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
Poor Baudelaire children; they're always right and no one believes them. Mr. Poe is worthless.
Hilarious narration btw.
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
So, I was trying to spread these out a bit, but apparently I'm in too much pain to do much but read middle grade books. So I don't have another review for you yet. (Hopefully soon, though.)
There aren't a lot of things that will, on its own, take a book down to one star. Usually, it's a combination of things. Well, I'd been putting up with a lot from Lemony Snicket, which has been discussed in previous reviews. But this one really, really pissed me off.
Okay, so ...more
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