Hello my lovely readers!
I’ve already written quite a few posts on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. About the books, the movie, etc.
But I completely forgot to dedicated a sole post to the wonderful Netflix show!
What is it about?
A Series of Unfortunate Events follows Violet, Klaus and Sunny Beaudelair. After a fire destroyed their home and killed their parents, they struggle with their new guardians. The first new care-taker they get is Count Olaf who is only after their money. However, each time the Beaudelair children seem to get rid of him, some new peril awaits them…
There are 13 books in total, and Netflix dedicated 2 episodes to each book. So the first season consists of 8 episodes and deals with the first four books. Continue reading
I’m almost half-way through. The Ersatz Elevator is part six of thirteen in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Let’s follow the Beaudelaire orphans on their journey!
Goodreads Cover – The Ersatz Elevator
After getting kicked out of boarding school and watching their friends being kidnapped by Count Olaf, Violet, Klaus and Sunny are sent to live with the Squalors. The super wealthy couple takes the children in, as orphans are currently “in”. But believe me, that’s not the only thing that feels off right from the start.
Well, this one really was interesting.
It will really take you a bit before you figure out where exactly this is going. Right when you think you’ve got it all figured out, one huge plot-twist comes along. The fire in which the Beaudelaire parents were killed becomes even more mysterious. We don’t learn anything new about the circumstances but by now it’s clear that something huge had been going on there. Continue reading
Time for another part of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. I just finished the fifth installment, let’s see whether it is any good!
Book Reads Cover – The Austere Academy
After escaping Count Olaf’s clutches at the Luckysmells Lumbermill, the Beaudelaire orphans are sent to boarding school. You might think that things will get better there, but it soon turns out this school won’t be a save haven either. The only silver lining: Violet, Klaus and Sunny befriend the Quagmire triplets who also have a sad and mysterious past…
After reading The Miserable Mill I was wondering what would happen in the next books to get me motivated to check out all thirteen novels. Things had gotten a bit repetitive but let me tell you, The Austere Academy saves the day. Continue reading
Hello my lovely readers!
Here comes another Lemony Snicket post! After I compared the books and the 2004 movie adaptation, I also wanted to shed some light on the recently produced TV show.
A Series of Unfortunate Events follows Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. After a fire destroyed their home and killed their parents, they struggle with their new guardians. The first new care-taker they get is Count Olaf who is only after their money. However, each time the Baudelaire children seem to get rid of him, some new peril awaits them…
There are 13 books in total, and Netflix dedicated 2 episodes to each book. So the first season consists of 8 episodes and deals with the first four books.
Book vs. TV Show:
I’ll begin with the novels. Although Daniel Handler’s book series is intended for children, it is certainly one of the kid’s novel I read as an adult. The characters are relatable and I love that for once kids are taken seriously. Even if you are already grown up you’ll be able to recall that often what you had to say was ignored just because you were a child. Beside the three main characters we get many weird additions to the characters and thus end up surprised each time somebody new shows up.
The setting is rather dark and unusual for a children’s book, which makes it even more enjoyable. It certainly is something different!
Moreover, I need to mention that A Series of Unfortunate Events comes with a great sense of humor. You might not expect it at first, but it made laugh all the time. Continue reading
It’s time for another post on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. I finally finished part three, The Miserable Mill!
Goodreads-Cover for The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
After their last encounter with Count Olaf, the Beaudelair Children are sent to the Lucky Smells Lumbermill. It soon turns out that many things are quite irritating their: the workers get paid in coupons, only get chewing gum for lunch, and the kids (including Sunny) have to start working at the mill. So far Count Olaf is nowhere to be seen, but why does the house across the street look like his tattoo?
I have to admit, so far this is my least favourite book in the series. There’s a lot of stuff going on but it feels just a little more superficial than the novels before. Although there were some funny and sad moments, The Miserable Mill failed to pull me in as much as the rest of the series did. Continue reading
I finally got hold of the third part in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events after all the copies had been borrowed in all libraries here in Vienna! Read this little gem in one sitting 😀
The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket – Goodreads Cover
The Beaudelair children head for their new home. Maybe thinks are looking up with their new guardian Josephine. You may have guessed it, Violet, Klaus and Sunny are still out of luck. Josephine is afraid of everything (and I mean everything) and soon before long Count Olaf is back in the picture. And what has the Lachrymose Lake with its evil leeches to do with all of this? Continue reading