I made this review a week ago, here it is, copied and pasted. I’m going to sleep.
3. A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
It’s time to review another awesome book that I read in the past few days. And this book is totally good. I wanted to know if there was any other book Lemony Snicket had published so I googled him. It turns out that it was just a pen name. And yes, he has other books as well. I’m excited for more of him so…
I didn’t really get the chance to write a review on the first one and I probably never will but here’s my chance to review the second entitled The Reptile Room; here we go…
Due to the unfortunate events that led to the narrow escape of the Baudelaire orphans from the scheming Count Olaf, they are now off to another home. With Mr. Poe driving them, inventor Violet the eldest, Klaus the bookworm and Sunny Baudelaire, the youngest and cutest of them all hope, for care and kindness of their new home.
And that is what the story at first was all about. Their adjustment to the warm home of Dr. Montgomery Montgomery who is a very good herpetologist. I thought there was something fishy about him at first but there wasn’t anything bad about him. The Reptile Room is a room of the house where the snakes and other reptiles are kept. In my opinion, that place is not really fit for three children if I were a social worker but at least there’s someone to take care of them.
So here’s what I love so much about the book.
It’s readable for all ages, yes but it is actually a children’s book. Honestly, I want this book to be the first book that my goddaughter to read. I’ve been buying her books with only a few words, more pictures that come cheap in Booksale. I wished I had a childhood of books but I didn’t.
It’s short. It only takes little time to finish the book and because it is short, you are motivated to finish it. I know I am. But I actually drag the book around for about three or four days instead of the 2 hours or less that I spent on the first one. I just couldn’t concentrate on reading any book for now especially in school. I’m too busy, I hate it.
Its story is grabbing. It will leave you wanting more. As I write this review, I’m already excited to read the next book tonight (Wednesday evening). You get excited what’s in store for the Baudelaire orphans. Oh and I want to see Sunny grow up and learn more words. I want to see if Violet’s going to get her inheritance. I want to see if Klaus is going to be a writer or a librarian or something. I want to see their future. I’d also heard from my classmates that the actors who played the characters in the movie adaptation were awesome. So I’m actually looking forward to watch the movie as well.
I’m sorry if three stars out of five is a little low for you. It’s high already for me. The first book was five out of five. I think the reason that it gone down is because I already know the book’s formula. I think another reason is that I didn’t read it in one sitting which is probably the best way to enjoy any book.
But I love the series, I’m going to book hunt for the other sequels anytime soon.
Well, that’s it.
In conclusion, the book is just an irony. It may be titled “A Series of Unfortunate Events” but reading this book is such a fortunate event for me and for the fans.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lemony Snicket’s actual name is Daniel Handler. He’s 42 and was born in San Francisco, CA. He’s also a screenwriter and an accordionist. How cool is that?