Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review: The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket

Author: Lemony Snicket
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 176
Format: E-book
Published: March, 2009
Price: $ 5.99 -> Rp 73.198 (Amazon)
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Date started: June 12, 2014 - Date finished: October 13, 2014

Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them - tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe?
Begin at the beginning - evenif it is a bad one - with the first in A Series of Unfortunate Events, now even more disposable in paperback.
Just finished this book like a couple of minutes before writing this review and I really really liked it. This is my first Lemony Snicket book and it was great. The story was simple but it can make you have all this feels ya know! I mean it's about these three siblings The Baudelaire Children after their parents died they have to live with this evil legal guardian, Count Olaf who is like taking care of these children in a very bad way because all he wants is their inheritance. How evil is that??
Unless you have been very, very lucky, you have undoubtedly experienced events in your life that have made you cry. So unless you have been very, very lucky, you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, been if your circumstances have not changed one bit.
So I like how this book has made me love the Baudelaire Children and really, really hate Count Olaf (I mean, I literally want to punch him in the face). You can become quite attached to these characters (even Count Olaf!!) and of course who wouldn't fall in love with how cute Sunny is!!
The smell of cooking food is often a calming one, and the kitchen grew cozy as the sauce simmered, a culinary term which means "cooked over low heat."
Oh and by the way these children looooove to read books (just another thing to like about them) as the story goes you can't help but root for them to overcome this "unfortunate event" that I'm guessing is one of many because there are like 13 books in this series! *gasping in excitement*
There are many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different.
So basically what I'm saying is that this book is easy to like and very easy to get you invested in it. With such a simple story, Lemony Snicket made us believe that not all story ends with happily ever after (at least he made me believe that! Because at the last few pages of this book I read a glimpse of a happy ending but it wasn't the end ALAS the end was not really a "happy" one) which made me like "uggghhhhh!"

Can't wait to read the rest of the series!!
Just a little quote from Lemony Snicket
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