“The Vile Village” by Lemony Snicket

Monday, October 31, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Vile Village” by Lemony Snicket

Back of the Book:

Dear Reader,

You have undoubtedly picked up this book by mistake, so please put it down. Nobody in their right mind would read this particular book about the lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay in the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded in these pages. I can think of no single reason why anyone would want to open a book containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, the arrest of innocent people, the Deluxe Cell, and some very strange hats. It is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children’s lives and write them all down, but you may prefer to do some other solemn and sacred thing, such as reading another book instead.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Matthew’s Review on

Cheering for these children to remain alive has been a pleasure and a joy. I am exuberant to say that this book into a tail spin which may be to difficult for the Baudelaire orphans to pull out of quickly. The big question is whether Mr. Poe will finally look after the children or ignore their cries for help. (read the entire review here)

Pages: 256

Published: 2001-05-01

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=2.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book… *sigh*

The very best thing about this book is that an entire village is assigned to be guardians of the orphans. An interesting twist, but not enough to make up for everything else in the book.


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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