Aug 10, 11
Read in August, 2011
This is such an interesting children's book. It is very dark and not what you'd expect from a book for children.
I love my copy of the book with this cover & in hardback. The character's are three children who seem wise beyond their years.
In a way, this reminded me of the movie "Matilda"(I haven't read the book). Matilda is about a girl who gets treated badly by her family but is incredibly smart and resilient.
This book is about three children whose parents tragically die and they are sent to live with Count Olaf, a distant relative they've never met. Count Olaf treats the children like slaves and gives them one bed between the three of them.
Violet, one of the three children, will recieve a large sum of money when she comes of age and Count Olaf plots how to get the money.
It's a dark story. Not super dark but for a children's book, it is very dark. There is also a weird plot that involves an incestuous marriage but it's quite comical in a way. The only way to read it is to just enjoy it and not take it too seriously.