The Reptile Room by Lemony SnicketDear Reader,
If you have picked up this book with the hope of finding a simple and cheery tale, Im afraid you have picked up the wrong book altogether. The story may seem cheery at first, when the Baudelaire children spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy uncle, but dont be fooled. If you know anything at all about the unlucky Baudelaire children, you already know that even pleasant events lead down the same road to misery.
In fact, within the pages you now hold in your hands, the three siblings endure a car accident, a terrible odor, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a large brass reading lamp, and the appearance of a person theyd hoped never to see again.
I am bound to record these tragic events, but you are free to put this book back on the shelf and seek something lighter.
With all due respect,
Book review: “The Reptile Room: A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket
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The Baudelaire orphans find themselves yet again in an unfortunate event — in the clutches of Count Olaf. As an infant with only four very sharp teeth, she says what seem like nonsense syllables, and author Lemony Snicket Daniel Handler, in real life explains what she means, usually a fairly long, complex statement, serious and sober. Such humor is easy to understand. The Reptile Room , number 2 of the Lemony Snicket books, has to do with the children, whose parents died in a fire shortly before the opening pages of the number 1 book, finally, finally finding someone nice to take care of them. No question, it is funny. Lemony Snicket is droll and dry and constantly winking to the reader about all of these very sad happenings that end up, in some odd way, resulting in a lot of chuckles.
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