The Bad Beginning
Dear Reader, I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this... show more
Dear Reader, I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket
Publish date: May 8th 2007
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events 1 (#1)
Des livres, il en existe de toutes sortes, dans tous les formats, tous les genres. Et rien d'étonnant après tout : les gens aussi, il en existe de toutes sortes, dans tous les formats, tous les genres ; il est bien normal que chacun souhaite lire ce qui lui plaît.
I liked it as much as I thought I would: a lot! The twists and turns were interesting and kept the plot impossible to pin down. The ending was a perfect setup for the next volume, although I'm trying to space these out because I only have the first three so far.
~*Full series overview here on The Bent Bookworm!*~The Bad Beginning as a title does not exaggerate. These poor kids, let me tell you. It starts off with introducing us to the Baudelaire siblings – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – just as they’ve lost their parents. Their solicitor, Mr. Poe, is a well-mea...
I was excited to begin this series again. I've read 9 or 10 of them before. I'm not sure why i never finished the series. I own them all now and i'm looking forward to reading it in its entirety. Apparently, it's going to be a Netflix show sometime in the near future! That's exciting. Anyway, i real...
And it's charming: funny, cute, clever, although it really is a series of unfortunate events! It doesn't shy away from this fact, nor does it shy away from the children using their wiles to escape from any perilous situations. The fact that each child has their own strengths, and that they ar...