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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning (Hardcover)
Don’t read this book. It is full of misery and woe and will only ruin your day. The main characters, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, are intelligent and charming, but the misfortune they endure is abominable, a word which here means, “so terrible that you might throw this book across a room”. And unless you want to be distressed for many months, do not read the other 12 books in the series. Spare yourself and read about something cheerful instead.— From Kokie's Picks
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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 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 odor.
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.
Praise for A Series of Unfortunate Events: “Hilarious. Luckily for fans, the woes of the Baudelaires are far from over.”
“Those who enjoy a little poison in their porridge will find it wicked good fun.”
“Irrepressible, brave and charming.”
“With a cast of unforgettable characters, a distinctly literary air, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this is a great match for dark comedy fans.”