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The Wide Window Dear Reader If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans then before you read even one sentence you should know this Violet Klaus and Sunny are kindhearted and quick witted but their

  • Title: The Wide Window
  • Author: Lemony Snicket Brett Helquist
  • ISBN: 9780064407687
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Wide Window By Lemony Snicket Brett Helquist, Dear Reader,If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one sentence, you should know this Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick witted but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst ofDear Reader,If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one sentence, you should know this Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick witted but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all If you haven t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

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    1. Flying through this series and the Netflix show read a book, watch two episodes, repeat These books are clever and dark and fun and I m still REALLY wishing I d read them as kid Again, I am enjoying them, but I know I would ve loved them much if I were within the target age range here.With this specific installment, I was way less frustrated with the word defining aspect, but I m starting to lose patience with Mr Poe I really like that the adult characters like Poe and Aunt Josephine are flawed [...]

    2. I m not going to rate this, because I ve already read this book stand by my first rating of it I know towards the beginning of this series that the books tend to follow a similar story structure, but I love that Lemony Snicket still finds fresh ways of telling the Baudelaire story

    3. It seems sort of insensitive to say this was fun but gee was this fun I love reading middle grade because it s simply just fun It always reminds me why I love reading so much RTC

    4. 3.5 5 Once again, super enjoyable ride It is interesting to now be reading these as I m watching the show I am not watching episodes until after I have finished the book, but I m curious if my visual of the characters is changing as I watch the show Just a thought I love how in this book, like the last, we get to see the Baudelaires growing into intelligent and self reliant people Obviously they are still very naive in a lot of ways, being so young, but I love the way their relationship with ea [...]

    5. By the third book of Snicket s series the formula is fully established and it is exercised here in full Mr Poe dumps the kids on another kookie relative, Count Olaaf turns up in disguise and they recognize him instantly No adult will believe them Olaaf nearly gets his hands on the children Through use of their singular defining skills the children thwart Olaaf and the henchman selected to back him up this book Mr Poe lets Olaaf escape.It s still well done, but this one worked less well for my da [...]

    6. I wrote a fairly oversized mini review for The Reptile Room I do not foresee myself doing that for this one It s just doesn t inspire the same emotion.Aunt Josephine is no Uncle Monty, guys Like, she s not supposed to be But still.However There is still cool stuff to be found in this It is still Lemony Snicket, after all.The setting is particularly rad, which is impressive because this is one of my favorite worlds in all of literature I like this lil village shoutout to the Anxious Clown and Lak [...]

    7. Oh how I particularly LOVE THIS ONE Which is obviously stunning for you because I ve only been flailing rabidly over this series all week Can Lemony Snicket do wrong Obviously not.I also have a soft spot for this one because it s particularly bizarre I mean, like the rest of the books aren t bizarre But Count Olaf s schemes are just the worst And I think I could ve felt bad for Aunt Josephine s extreme anxiety disorderbut she kept cooking bad meals unacceptable, food is life and correcting peopl [...]

    8. Oh my criminy, I am so done with this series What happens in The Wide Window, the third book in A Series of Unfortunate Events The EXACT SAME STORY THAT HAPPENED IN THE FIRST TWO BOOKS The Baudelaire orphans are placed with a distant relative, the villainous Count Olaf tries to do away with them and steal their fortune, he predictably fails, escapes, and the kids are relocated to some other hapless relative so the whole damn thing can repeat itself in the next book I noticed this disappointing p [...]

    9. 4.1Ok this series is getting kinda inappropriate for children I m not even sure if it s a children s book any, since this one has a lot of dark, scary, and sensitive content in it Nevertheless, it was still a fun and quick read just like the previous books I really find it funny when Aunt Josephine keeps correcting everyone s grammatical errors The kids always find a way to get out of their misfortunes, so there s really nothing to worry about them But still, you can t help but sympathize I m en [...]

    10. Those super unfortunate orphans get stuck with another ineffectual guardian, who can t keep them safe from the dastardly Count Olaf Looks like they ll have to find their own way out of this tight bind all by themselves, again Amateur Character Actor and Plotter of Evil Deeds Count OlafThe The Wide Window has some colorful characters, wonderful settings and enough action to keep this one entertaining through out The overly apt naming of people and places gives this a very old school storybook fee [...]

    11. 3.75 WHY ARE ALL THE ADULTS IN THIS SERIES SO INCOMPETENT It s exhausting But equally kind of addictive Once again this was such a fun read Although I don t think I enjoyed it quite as much as the first two books, simply because it felt a little too similar and repetitive I m intrigued to see what the rest of the series has in store I m hoping that the storyline will start to differ slightly to the first three, as so far the basic underlying plot has had pretty much the same structure

    12. After watching the first 4 episodes of the new ASOUE series on Netflix, I decided to pause while I re read books 3 4 I m so glad I did, because I remembered very little in terms of details past book two, having read these book over a decade ago.I m happy to see they still hold up and are tons of fun to revisit And I m loving the new series, so well done NPH and crew Such a brilliant and faithful adaptation My only gripe in this 2017 re read is the insensitivity around the person in Count Olaf s [...]

    13. UPDATE 19 Jan 2017The review from before is invalid because I like this than I did before 30 Nov 2016This book was okay but I think didn t like it as much because it is a children s book One thing I really don t like it when the narrator of the book spoils it He s telling and story and then says what s going to happen much later in the book and it kind of ruins it.

    14. 4 STARS Aunt Josephine is the definition of a whack job I think Meryl Streep portrayed her PERFECTLY in the movie and I had fun imagining her as Aunt Josephine in the book It was awesome Mr Poe is still a dumb ass and I m waiting for Violet or Klaus to pop off at him soon I want one of them to scream their head off at him just once because he is just UGHHH Count Olaf is such an asshole, I really want the children to turn the tables and come up with plan to exact some Kill Bill revenge on his ass [...]

    15. Not as good as the first two for me I didn t enjoy this story as much although the storytelling was up to its usual standard I m also getting kind of tired of pretty much the same thing happening in each book I m sure it s going to keep that format for the foreseeable future but I m getting kind of bored of what feels like an endless loop to me It would be nice to see something different so I m not reading 13 versions of the same book just with different guardians and different morals to each st [...]

    16. Violet fell against one of the bedposts and banged her knee Klaus fell against the cold radiator and banged his foot And Sunny fell into the pile of tin cans and banged everything First, the trio had a greedy guardian, followed by a cool herpetologist as an uncle and now they have a grammar obsessed aunty Geez, I don t whether to be glad that they evaded Count Olaf or pity these children for their misfortunes in life LolThis series is hilarious and I just can t stop reading it.

    17. 4 5 In most stories, as you know, the villain would be defeated, there would be a happy ending, and everybody would go home knowing the moral of the story But in the case of the Baudelaires, everything was wrong These books are so much fun to read.Every time I m so curious to see what s going to happen to those children.In this book we are introduced to Aunt Josephine and the Count is always there to try to put his hands on the children So I m starting thinking that maybe all the books have the [...]

    18. I am just flying through these books Despite being dark and gloomy, they are so fun and enjoyable to read And no matter how many times I reread them, I enjoy them just as much if not each time I think a big part of the reason for that is that as I get older I can appreciate things about these stories that I didn t when I was younger and I noticed that a lot in this particular book I found myself actually chuckling out loud at the subtle but clever humour that s woven throughout this story Snick [...]

    19. These books are not my favorites or anything, but I think I enjoyed this one the most out of the three I ve read

    20. I guess I will have to take a short break from this series at some point soon don t get me wrong the stories are fun and well executed but I guess there is a pattern forming here And yes the title should really be a bit of a giveaway however all the same it does get a bit bleak.You can sort of guess that in each book it would appear that the orphans have found their forever home only for forces to conspire against them or a certain Count at least and they are thrown back in to the system and loo [...]

    21. I didn t like The Wide Window as much as the first two books, but it s still a great story, really worth reading, full of dark fantasy and humor and fantastically gothic imagery.

    22. These books are super fast reads and take me back to when I read them for the first time I honestly just love these stories, despite the fact the tone of the narrator is a tad condescending as an older person That being said, these books are targeted towards a younger audience and I found the definitions of words to be helpful when I was 10 and reading them.

    23. I found myself feeling sorry for these 3 Baudelaire orphans and pretty much caught up with their adventures This is the 3rd installment of the Unfortunate Event Series, following the unfortunate lives of the 3 Baudelaire orphans, namely Violet an Inventor , Klaus the Bookworm Sunny the baby who would bite anything, and I mean anything after living with their departed Uncle Monty, killed by Count Olaf, but he escaped in the process of about to put him behind bars Mr Poe in my opinion, a useless m [...]

    24. Didn t like this one as much as the second the story wasn t as fun and Count Olaf wasn t as interesting It was particularly messed up at times, but Lemony Snicket s humor remains completely on point I chuckled quite a bit at this one.

    25. These books just keep getting better and better I absolutely loved it Except for Count Olaf This man is getting on my nerves Just leave the Baudelaires alone xD Don t know if mentioning Count Olaf would be counted as a spoiler alert but I ll just say it is

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