The Bad Beginning
Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing? It is likely that your answers will reveal A... show more
Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing?
It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, "Proceed, but cautiously."
Publish date: 1999-09-30
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events 1 (#1)
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...
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.