A Series of Unfortunate Events- The Bad Beginning by lemony snicket Review
So after finishing the Kane Chronicles and reading red queen I needed to get into another series of books, I was scrolling through my kindle when I saw that I had A Series of Unfortunate Events series and I haven’t read past book 7, so I have now decided to start again and well here is my review of the first book.
There are 3 children who are at the beach on a cloudy day so they are on their own, that is until a family friend comes and finds them and tells them that their parents have died in a fire, and this means that they are going to be living with their closest living relative. This turns out to be Count Olaf a man who acts for a living. He lives in a large house but it is not cleaned regularly and looks a mess. It takes the children about 10 minutes before they realise why the count actually agreed to let them live them and that is that he wants the money in which the children are entitled to as there family is really rich. Count Olaf will do anything for this money and we will find out how far he will actually go.
I still don’t know if this is a good or a bad thing but the book is short, I think it took me about 2 and a half hours to read. But in that short book so much happens but it is explained in a lot of detail so it is easy to follow along.
One of my favourite parts of the book is where the children get out he car and are looking to what they think there new house will be which is owned by a judge, the house is simply lovely with plants outside and red bricked, but that is when they realise that is actually next door where they are going to live. The way in this was described was pretty great as you could almost feel their disappointment which really helped me relate to the character.
Another good parts is the way that the author actually talks in this book, there are random parts where he will say that he wishes he could tell us that there was a happier ending. I loved this it personally made me feel as if the book was really true and he really wanted something else to happen to the orphans.
He also translates to what the baby is saying, for example if the baby says ‘Screalp’ the author would write, she probably means look at that man in the fog. I love this as it adds to the story and makes the baby seem a lot more intelligent then she probably is.
So let’s make it a bit more simple this book is great so read it right now.
Anyway this has been Aaron Morrsi and ill see you next time