A Series of Unfortunate Events


One of the books that I've been wanting to read for a while is "A Series of Unfortunate Events", and by chance, the last time I went to the library, they had the first one, so I borrowed it. I haven't seen the movie, which stars Jim Carrey, who I have a love-hate relationship with. Basically I love him in serious movies, but like him less in more slapstick roles, which is what the movie looks like. I've only briefly read a bit of the book, but what I've read so far is positively delightful, and I can see why the publisher picked it up:

"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 ub 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 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."

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