A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Writing (world building, characters, style, etc.):
I really like the characters in this book, even the villains. They’re all so unique and interesting and so much fun to read! I wish the writing wasn’t so simple but, as this is a children’s book, it’s to be expected. I love the cover art and over all look of the book. I don’t know if I would call it beautiful, but this series has some of the most attractive covers I’ve ever seen.
Did I learn anything? Did it make me think?
I LOVE the A Series of Unfortunate Events movie. I don’t know if it’s because I hadn’t read the books when I first watched it, or if it’s because I grew up watching Jim Carrey movies and I was a bit biased, but man, I love that movie. I loved it so much that I actually didn’t like the book when I first read it because it was too different from the movie. I remember I found the book a bit boring. Though the disappointment was quite great, it was always in the back of my mind. I never really stopped thinking about this series. So, many years later, I finally decided to buy the whole thing and read it!
As with most books I finally decide to read, I’m really glad I did. A Bad Beginning is fast paced, interesting with unique characters and an unique world, and it doesn’t have a happy ending. I want it to have a happy ending of course which is why I HAVE TO KEEP READING! The excitement is too great! I must stop typing now so I can go read, forget this review.
Book is great, read it! You will love all the characters, the protagonists are probably some of the most likeable children in the history of ever! I think this is incentive enough.