Publication Date: August 1999
Audio Book Duration: 3 hours 11 minutes
Genre: Children’s Fiction / Fantasy
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.
In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour.
In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.
I’m afraid this will be a short review, guys (I’m too busy reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today. Haha!)
The Reptile Room is the second book in “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, in which the Baudelaire children are once again a very unlucky bunch.
I felt sorry for the children at certain moments, and kind of scared of that creepy Count Olaf. I mean, Dr Montgomery seemed like such a nice guy… and then BOOM! That happens!
It wasn’t really a surprise, after all this IS a series of unfortunate events, but still… He didn’t deserve what Count Olaf did to him. Poor Montgomery Montgomery.
Lemony Snicket is as brilliant and creepy as ever in this second book in the series.