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Best Free Books A Series of Unfortunate Events 11 The Grim Grotto (PDF, ePub, Mobi) by Lemony Snicket Read "Desventuras em Série" - Lemony Snicket. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket .. Contains 6 books in the Series of Unfortunate Eve More First 5 books in series, in pack, in shrink wrap. The last volume of the fabulously popular A Series of Unfortunate Events series, in which the history of the Baudelaire orphans is brought to its end. You are.

Not because Lemony Snicket has written a book where terribly unfortunate things happen to small children - I have no problems with that and in fact encourage it; it builds charact I am not a violent man. Not because Lemony Snicket has written a book where terribly unfortunate things happen to small children - I have no problems with that and in fact encourage it; it builds character.

I want to do violence towards Lemony Snicket because he's a terrible writer who should never have been allowed to have his words put to paper. His pens should be broken, his notes burned, his hard drive wiped and, if possible, his writings should banned by an Act of Congress. The First Amendment can only go so far. You may be wondering what has roused this level of bibliorage in me.

By all accounts, this series is extremely popular, loved by many. On various book review websites, this book routinely gets at least four stars and high praise. It was even made into a movie starring Jim Carry, and if that's not the Seal of Public Approval then I don't know what is. It would seem that one of two things is true: Either I'm seriously overreacting to a tiny aspect of Snicket's AKA Daniel Handler's writing style or the rest of the world is full of blind ignoramuses who wouldn't know decent writing if they woke up in bed with it after a bender in Vegas.

As a reviewer, I, of course, choose to believe the latter. Snicket has taken what should be an entertaining story, filled with untimely death, physical violence, extortion, deception, and pedophilic overtones, and corrupted it by treating its audience like a bunch of drooling idiots.

I am, of course, referring to his habit of defining "difficult" words within the text, with no regard for the flow of the story or the necessity of the definition. For example: Page 2: The word 'briskly' here means 'quickly, so as to get the Baudelaire children to leave the house.

There are a few occasions where a word is defined well, in context and occasionally in character, and I don't mind those. But the constant shoehorning in of definitions made me want to take a sharpened number two pencil and work it under Mr.

Snicket's fingernails until he apologized sufficiently for being a hack. I've gotten feedback from people who like this style, especially parents, who say that it saves them from having to put down the book and explain to the child what "blanched" means. Full disclosure: I am not a parent, nor am I likely to ever be one, but I think that teaching a child to figure things out for him or herself - or, god forbid, learn to use a dictionary - is part of what will make her or him grow up to be an inquisitive, intelligent adult.

In my real job, teaching English as a foreign language, I find that my students are more likely to remember a word if I make them work for it, rather than if I just tell them what it means. Let's face it - if this book is written for adults, then the author should treat his readers like adults. If the book is written for children, which this ostensibly is, then the author has to choose whether to talk up or down to them.

In a book where the main characters' parents die before the first page and where the eldest daughter nearly becomes a child bride to her blood uncle, one would think the author has judged his audience mature enough to deal with these themes. If that's so, then overtly defining "difficult" words is an insult to his readers, and that is unacceptable to me. I am reminded of a passage in Terry Pratchett's book, Wee Free Men , where the main character, a nine year old girl named Tiffany, asks an itinerant teacher about zoology: That's a big word, isn't it.

Zoology is really quite short. Pratchett may have read Mr. Snicket's book as well.

View all comments. Eloise Wilson Renee wrote: It's written to be a work of absurdity. The plots and characters themselves are ridiculous. The writing Renee wrote: The writing style is meant to be absurd And I'm saying this for the entire comment.

It made me feel SO nostalgic reading it. I can't wait for the netflix series!! View all 11 comments. For some reason I had the sudden urge to re-read these books I have the 11th book in a physical copy, but I will eventually be picking the rest of them up as well. View all 15 comments. Nov 25, emma rated it it was amazing Shelves: The least fascinatingly detailed book in my favorite series!

It just keeps getting better and better, folks. What are you doing? Second, we follow the Baudelaires - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny - through what can only be Very Foreseeably Described as a series of unfortunate events. This phenomenon becomes more and more clear as the series progresses, which is why the first book is the worst one. Or maybe the last one is, depending on how many questions it answers. But I loved this series so much in my childhood.

Lemony Snicket taught me the power of books, and of words. I have Lemony Snicket to thank for a lot of things. These books are funny, exciting, dark, and teeming with clues and Easter eggs for those who care to look. Man, I love these books. I could reread them every year and never get bored. I know this because of a very scientific process wherein I reread them pretty much every year.

Bottom line: The world is quiet here.

View all 30 comments. Jul 13, Lola rated it really liked it Shelves: The misfortune that incessantly befell them was heartbreaking. But the children are strong, so strong, and intelligent, and brave.

How could we as readers not, after beholding such tragedy? Because the orphans are so likeable, which led me to care for them and their future, I never wanted to stop reading. Being assured that Violet, Klaus and Sunny would find their happily ever after was my first preoccupation. Many events conducted the lives of the Baudelaires and, although they were unmistakably unhappy and antagonistic ones, I found charming how much we learned about the characters from them.

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However, the story and its protagonists are not the only elements that will enthral readers. I personally thought the writing style to be delightful… simple but elegant and effective. While I understand why some disliked the liberty the author took in interrupting the flow of events for a second or two to swiftly provide a definition for certain words or expressions more literal, I was never bothered by that and in fact welcomed the process.

They called to me, those dear Baudelaires. View all 16 comments. Up until now, the three Baudelaire children have lived a fairly lavish life, until a raging fire burns through their home with their parents inside. Their deaths are suspicious and nobody really knows how the fire started in the first place.

Now they have nothing left and Mr. Poe opened his mouth to say something, but erupted into a brief fit of coughing. His name is Count Olaf. I felt that there were positive aspects too. Also, there are many important messages about family, trust, embracing what you have and making the best of it.

I enjoyed the writing and thought it was really easy to follow. There are frequent new vocabulary words introduced for children to learn and I appreciated the addition of them with thorough explanations. If you are literally jumping for joy, for instance, it means you are leaping in the air because you are very happy. If you are figuratively jumping for joy, it means you are so happy that you could jump for joy, but are saving your energy for other matters.

My plan is to read them all with my kids before we start the Netflix series. View all 23 comments. May 11, Mark Lawrence rated it really liked it. I'm reading through this series with my daughter Celyn 10 years old, very disabled, hence Dad does the reading. So, this is a clever, entertaining book set in a world like ours but populated with bizarre characters and with distinctly dark undercurrents.

Recurring themes throughout the series are: Short, very readable, will leave you wanting the next. This one sets the scene, rapidly orphaning the children, establishing the goal to survive long enough to take control of their huge inheritance , and their adversary Count Olaaf and his theatre troop of sinister villains.

We have ten of the books because my elder children loved them when they were young. On book 5 I'm thinking we'll probably read them all. I have now posted reviews of all 13 books in the series - check them out! You should join my 3-emails-a-year mailing list for updates about my books. Sep 12, C. Drews rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hello I even intended to become a famous author myself and write under the pseudonym "Orange Peel" because obviously.

So yes. I am a mild fan right here.

And I decided I had to reread before the Netflix series comes out! Of which I will be watching. I also loved the movie, just so you know. IUnderstoodThatReference Obviously the series is timeless. I completely adored it even though I'm 23 and not, erm, But whatever.

The true sign of a good book is that any age can adore it.

And of course it made my little soul totally muchly pained to see the torment the Baudelaire's go through. But I love the clever quips and the witty jokes and I adore how it doesn't dumb down the children.

Any time a character tries to dumb down a character, the Baudelaire's glare and fight back. I love this series omg. Wait while I frolic down memory lane. View all 17 comments. Jan 16, Mohammed Arabey rated it really liked it.

And a Gothic villain. And the author himself, Mr. Lemony Snicket; who advises you repeatedly that this book is sad and misfortune and not with a happy endings.. BUT as our beloved mother Country saying And that was The Story The Baudelaire 3 children lost their parents, their huge house and everything they own in a fire But not their huge bank account. Poe, the banker is the one responsible to see them to the 'proper' guardian.

Proper here refer to something that never happened..

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Who's has nothing to do with them but plotting to get his hand of their fortune. Which they even can't get their hand on it till the eldest -Violet, come of age. To try to get their fortune. He puts them in a Series of Unfortunate Events.

And by the second half of the Book One.. How , how can they know the deceive, how can they escape his plan without endanger their lives??? Oh and no matter what do you think.. No Happy Endings here.. Also he does that in expressions and literature techniques as well. It's sarcastic and if it's really a children's book.. If you read of Mr. Lemony Snicket's real life you'll feel he's been 'forced' somehow to write a children books.

It's , the phenomenon of Harry Potter was on the catching fire stage.. Satire here means a dark fun sarcastic imitation of normal life children books.

The creating of the Lemony Snicket constant commentaries through the book as a detective who investigate the Baudelaire orphans' Series and tell this as a story for ether very young readers, or slow ones, that worked as a very funny 'comic relief' amidst all the Misfortune Unfortunate Events Series.

That's it for a small book reviews. I over talked it I guess.. Unfortunate Events. Mohammed Arabey 16 January To 17 January View all 19 comments. If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle. This is because not very many happy things happened in the lives of the three Baudelaire youngsters.

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire were intelligent children, and they were charming, and resourceful, and had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky, and most If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire were intelligent children, and they were charming, and resourceful, and had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky, and most everything that happened to them was rife with misfortune, misery, and despair. I'm sorry to tell you this but that is how the story goes.

I am ashamed to say that I have had this 13 book hardback boxset since and I am just now getting around to it. I put it on one of my challenges for this year but now I'm thinking I might should wait for the tv show on Netflix. I wonder when that is coming out. They are just having a day of play when they find out their parents die in a fire at their house and they have nothing.

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And Mr. Poe who is oblivious and lives in his own little world sends them to life with a distant relative - the evil Count Olaf! All he count wants is the children's money that Violet is to get when she comes of age. Olaf makes the children do horrible chores, cook, sleep in one bed and the house is atrocious!

But the kids do find some peace with the neighbor, Justice Strauss. She lets them cover over and read books from her library. I saw the movie for this years ago and I think someone told me it is compiled of the first three books.

I thought it was good though. I am really looking forward to the Netflix tv series and the rest of the books! Melissa Martin's Reading List View all 34 comments. Jul 18, J. Keely rated it it was ok Shelves: So the premise of this book as the narrator keeps helpfully reminding us is that this group of three children will continue to have difficult problems to overcome, and every time they succeed in dealing with one problem, another will crop up.

In the writing business, this is what's known as 'a plot'. But then he takes it one step further: I thi So the premise of this book as the narrator keeps helpfully reminding us is that this group of three children will continue to have difficult problems to overcome, and every time they succeed in dealing with one problem, another will crop up.

I think this is a good idea, especially in a children's book, because we, as a culture, don't have enough role models for failure.

We have lots of role models for how to behave when we win, but this isn't really very useful--it's not when we win that we most need guidance and aid. We need more examples of how to maintain, how to persevere, in the face of failure. At this point, our only role models for what to do when we fail are villains, who tend to get angry, yell, whine, take it out on subordinates, and then develop vengeful plans to make everyone feel as bad as they do.

The unfortunate result is that people often begin to act like villains when things don't go well, an effect which can be observed most easily by holding a job where you have a boss.

So I'm all for 'no easy wrap ups' at the end of the story, but unfortunately, Snicket is unable to develop a conclusion without this easy route. It takes a very skilled writer to eschew convention and still write something interesting, and his reasons for avoiding standard practices should not be merely to differentiate himself, but to achieve some alternative goal for his story.

There are authors who have achieved this, even in children's fiction--Lewis Carroll and Roald Dahl being the preeminent examples. When Snicket laid out the premise of his books, I began to look for something along the lines of those two authors, who, despite creating stories of children suffering constantly and unfairly, managed to write entertaining, enjoyable stories. But then those stories were wild and vivid, even when they were dark. Dahl's ability to create grotesque, powerful characters made for dynamic, engrossing stories, while Carroll's quick, fertile mind kept us always guessing, and often laughing, despite Alice's constant frustrations.

Though Snicket is trying for a witty style, he rarely gets there. After the second chapter, all his jokes have already been established, the rest are only minor variations on the same themes. There are no surprising insights to back up his humor, nothing unexpected, just a continuance of the same tone: The characters, likewise, show little variance. The vocabulary and speech patterns are all very similar, whether adults, children, villains, or heroes.

We are often told of differences in character by the narrator, but these never actually make it into the characters' mouths. Since the characters are fairly cliche and undifferentiated, Snicket cannot hang the plot on them, like Dahl would.

They cannot provide the vibrant impetus for the plot, so Snicket's plot instead becomes a series of convenient or conveniently inconvenient events. The writing itself is not bad, it's mostly just a case of Snicket not being clever or dark enough to buoy his premise.

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In the end, not much stands out, not the characters, nor the humor. I applaud his attempt to address difficult and painful issues in his books, and without resorting to basic melodrama, but tragedy is measured by the subject's capacity for pain, so characters must be vivid and deep in order for events to feel truly unfortunate; otherwise, it just becomes the same array of problems common to every plot.

View all 12 comments. Feb 25, Lizziegolightly rated it it was amazing. When I was a child, I learned a thing or two from reading the works of Roald Dahl. The most important of these lessons is that adults are, more often than not, either evil or oblivious and, to co-opt Lemony Snicket's writing style, by oblivious I mean "lacking conscious awareness; unmindful.

All you need to do is watch the news or enter the workforce and you too will realize t When I was a child, I learned a thing or two from reading the works of Roald Dahl.

All you need to do is watch the news or enter the workforce and you too will realize the same. So it is through this lens of animosity towards grown ups hey, just become I am one doesn't mean I have to think like one that I read the first installment of Lemony Snicket's part serial A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Snicket, or his alter ego, seems mighty influenced by Dahl and Edward Gorey. Like the former, most of the adults in the book are worthless. Those who aren't are either dead or somehow taken away from the Baudelaire children. Like the later, bad things keep on happening to our protagonists. The three Baudelaire children-- Violet, Klaus and Sunny-- live a rather charmed life with parents who love and respect them.

Upon an unsupervised excursion to the beach, a fire consumes the Baudelaire home and kills the parents. The three children are taken into the temporary care of Mr.

Poe who has a son named Edgar, by the way until a relative can be located. After some time, the children are pawned off on Count Olaf, a horrid actor with a title and no money.

From the beginning, it is obvious that he has only taken in the children because of the vast fortune they are set to acquire. When he learns that the inheritance will be withheld until Violet is of age, he punishes the children repeatedly. We will stop there, lest I give away the end of this first book. Aside from a page-turner plot, what works in the book's favor is the language. Snicket uses large grown-up words with the context of child-sized sentences.

He defines the words without being condescending and goes on to explain many of the legal concepts that are used throughout the story.

The characters are also intriguing. The adults in the story often appear as grotesque figures that make just enough sense to keep the storyline plausible. And, in the grand tradition of children's literature, the Baudelaire orphans are quick-witted and strong-willed.

I found this book as part of a three series boxed set at a thrift store by my house. Each book is small and hard covered, designed to look like a Victorian tome and filled with beautiful illustrations. Now, I can't wait to get started on volume two. View all 5 comments.

Must read! Kako su deca nekada reagovala na Branka Kockicu sam Must read! I na kraju sam sjurila prava za Narodnu knjigu View all 9 comments. I was pretty excited when I read this book because that was the first time I read this book and I also had no idea what the book was about and I quite enjoyed reading it.

The book never bored me but the book wasn't really amazing either. Neither good nor bad. The characters in the book were pretty interesting except the villain, he creeped me out.

She was so cute! I don't think I will continue reading this series. I don't know why, but I just don't feel like I want to continue reading the series. This book was pretty good, nonetheless and I love the illustrations in this book! If you're interested in reading this book, I suggest you to try reading it. Maybe you'll enjoy it more than I did. I have been pretty curious about this series since He is a member of V. Mark Kandborg portrays him in a flashback seen in "Carnivorous Carnival: Part 1".

She is a member of V. Barry Sonnenfeld as Ike Anwhistle, the late husband of Josephine who is first seen as a picture cameo in "The Wide Window" and appears in person in a flashback scene in "Carnivorous Carnival: Part 1" as a member of V. O'Hara previously portrayed Justice Strauss in the film adaptation. Rhys Darby as Charles, [14] Sir's partner who is friendly towards the Baudelaires. Chris Gauthier as Phil, an optimistic worker who befriends the Baudelaires during their stay at the Lucky Smells Lumbermill.

He later reunites with the Baudelaires as the cook on the Queequeg submarine. Daniel Handler cameos as a fish head salesperson at Lake Lachrymose.


Introduced in season 2[ edit ] Roger Bart as Nero Feint, the violin-playing vice-principal of Prufrock Preparatory School and struggling musician with an egotistic personality, a talent for mimicking what someone says in a high voice, and a love for excessive punishments. Remora, a teacher at Prufrock Preparatory School who specializes in teaching his personal anecdotes and is always seen eating a banana.

Bass, a teacher at Prufrock Preparatory School who specializes in measuring objects. She later becomes a bank robber. Ithamar Enriquez as Hector, a skittish handyman and citizen of the Village of Fowl Devotees who befriends the Baudelaires.

Morrow, an inhabitant of the Village of Fowl Devotees that wears a pink robe. Kevin Chamberlin as Mr. Lesko, an inhabitant of the Village of Fowl Devotees that wears plaid pants.

John Bobek as the bearded leader of the Volunteers Fighting Disease.

Willums, a heckler with a pimpled chin who attends Caligari Carnival. Willums, the wife of Mr. Richard E. She is revealed to be the sister of Fernald. Dewey is the sub-sub-librarian of the Hotel Denouement and lover of Kit Snicket who the Baudelaires encounter. Frank and Ernest are the co-managers of the Hotel Denouement.That said the writing is appropriately accessible for the intended younger audience and the world as a whole, and plot, is also simplistic to match.

Retrieved January 23, Here's the thing: There are also these little nuggets of passages that you just go wow over because they are so incredibly true. I don't remember the last time I read a "children's book", and let me tell you, the experience is more fun as an adult.

This book was pretty good, nonetheless and I love the illustrations in this book!