The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)

By Lemony Snicket




By: Lemony Snicket

Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: September 30th 1999

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 167






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,


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My Review:


I’m i the only person who read this as an adult?


i’m glad i finally read it though , and i’m sure i wouldn’t have been able to appreciate it well enough as a child.


It’s a very well written story , i feel like i might be the only person who loved Lemony Snicket’s style . i loved the explanations he gave and the meaning for some words , i understand why some might find it a bit patronizing but i enjoyed it .


It made me feel as if i was sitting in a chair next to my grandpa who is in this case Lemony , while he read the book to me.



And it was very easy to get visual images of the scenes as the story went on , big point for that!


The story is very fun and the characters are interesting enough , The Baudelaire children are my favorites , they are brave , and smart .


Count Olaf made this much more interesting even though he is evil and tends to be very disgusting


One thing i hated is the way the communication between the children and the adults happens , it was very annoying and too much like a cartoon , but i guess it is necessary to serve the purpose of the story.