Type Book
Date 1999-09-30
Pages 162
Tags children's book

The Bad Beginning

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Boring. Unpleasant things happen to three children, beginning with their parents perishing in a fire and ending with the eldest nearly being forced to marry her old and evil cousin, who intends to steal her inheritance.

The writing style, on average, is pretty good--in small doses, anyway--but the story isn't interesting, and frankly the book just seems mean.

Name Role
Brett Helquist Illustrator
HarperCollins Publisher
Lemony Snicket Author