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The Bad Beginning - Brett Helquist, Lemony Snicket
The Bad Beginning
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Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a... show more
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour. In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy. Ages 10+
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060755898 (006075589X)
ASIN: 64407667
Publisher: Harperkidsentertainment
Pages no: 162
Edition language: English
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events 1 (#1)
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Knotty Thoughts
Knotty Thoughts rated it
5.0
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.
The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it
3.0 The Bad Beginning
~*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...
danae
danae rated it
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...
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
4.0 Finally started this series
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...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
1.0 The Bad Beginning
Is this really a book for children? The characters are unlikable, the events are depressing, the plot is violent and gloomy, the siblings are left in a dark hole with no hope of a light in their future. The only positive thing I can say about this book is how it was narrated. But overall it was bad.
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