The Wide Window

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Dear Reader,

If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are fi

Dear Reader,

If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and the one you are holding may be the worst of them all.

If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signaling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair.

I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

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Ha scritto il 22/07/14
Davvero ben scritto e ben concepito. Una struttura narrativa notevole piena di rimandi importanti ad ambiti letterari e non solo (vedi i cognomi dei protagonisti o anche molti avvenimenti che rimandano ad altre opere). Sicuramente una serie di libri ...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/03/14
Vedi The reptile room.
Ha scritto il 23/03/08
SPOILER ALERT
The book is not a fun read, in a traditional sense. It makes you feel frustrated and worried as you find the three siblings fighting against the persistent Captain Olaf. However, as the narrator aptly put at the end of the story, the moral is to ap
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Ha scritto il 20/11/06
I think I'd forgotten just how funny these books can be. This is such an enjoyable series.

Ha scritto il Jun 18, 2009, 06:59
A Beatrice.
Come vorrei che tu fossi viva,
come vorrei che tu stessi bene.
Ha scritto il Mar 06, 2009, 11:41
You can see at once why keeping things in perspective rarely works very well, because it is hard to concentrate on somebody else being eaten by a bear when you are staring at your own ugly pimple.

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