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The Bad Beginning
(Book 1, A Series of Unfortunate Events)
by Lemony Snicket

Date Completed: June 13th, 2005

After seeing the movie, I was interested in reading the books. I knew that they were aimed at children, but I have enjoyed other children and young adult novels in the past. I'll have to say that, while I enjoyed the storyline, I was disappointed. I found myself very annoyed by the end of the book at the constant definitions of words thrown in about every other page. This is probably great for a child building their vocabulary, but it isn't done in a creative or interesting way. Overall, I think that I'll just be content with watching the movies. I enjoy the characters and the stories, but I don't think that I have the patience to read the books (even though they are a *really* quick read and are fairly short books). I don't intend currently to read any more books in the series.

Other books that Kerry read after seeing the movie:

  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende