Saturday, April 9, 2011

Book 28 - The Bad Beginning

My twenty eighth book was The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket, the first book in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I have read the entire series, several times, but I decided to read this one again. I loved it just as much the second time as all of the others. The Baudelaire's (aka Violet, Klaus, and Sunny) mansion is destroyed and their parents killed in a fire. They are put in the care of the evil Count Olaf by the not-very-bright banker, Mr. Poe. Count Olaf wants their fortune so bad that he does very despicable things (like trying to force Violet to marry him by holding her baby sister, Sunny, hostage) before disappearing. This oversight by Mr. Poe leads the poor orphans in the "series of unfortunate events" the series is named after, with Count Olaf chasing them wherever they go. If only Mr. Poe had known...

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