“The Wide Window” by Lemony Snicket

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Wide Window” by Lemony Snicket

Back of the Book:

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 this one may be the worst of them all.If you haven’t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling 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

Hazuki Azai’s Review on

I’m still curious to know what’s about to happen with the Baudelaire children and Count Olaf, but I’m no longer anxious to know in what kind of situation they’ll get into in the book. (read the entire review here)

Pages: 214

Published: 2000-02-29

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=2.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is Aunt Josephine. How is it that a woman who is terrified of everything is not scared of a strange man coming on to her?

The very best thing about this book is, um… I’m not sure, really. Josephine’s attention to spelling and grammar, perhaps?


This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, and the Full Steampunk Ahead.

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