2005: #24 – The Vile Village (Lemony Snicket)
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #07
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on April 24th 2001
Genres: middle grade
Also by this author: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy
Also in this series: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy
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,
Book #24 was Book the Seventh in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Vile Village.
Between weeding last night and driving to work this morning, I finally managed to finish this book. I think I enjoyed this one more than the last few. The formula was shaken up a bit. And I’ve never heard “deus ex machina” explained so well!
Only 4 left! I’m not sure what I’m going to listen to when I’m done with these.
Book count: 24/50 — 48%
Pages in book: 256
Page count: 7,387/15,000 — 49.25%