If you have picked up this book with the hope of finding a simple and cheery tale, I'm afraid you have picked up the wrong book altogether. The story may seem cheery at first, when the Baudelaire children spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy... read more
After being taken away from their horrible guardian previously (the guardian was Count Olaf, who tried to steal their fortune), the three Baudelaire children are taken by Mr. Poe to their new guardian, Uncle Monty, who lives on Lousy Lane. According to Mr. Poe, Dr. Montgomery is the... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
After being taken away from their horrible guardian previously (the guardian was Count Olaf, who tried to steal their fortune), the three Baudelaire children are taken by Mr. Poe to their new guardian, Uncle Monty, who lives on Lousy Lane. According to Mr. Poe, Dr. Montgomery is the Baudelaire's "late father's cousin's wife's brother." The children find that they really like Uncle Monty, and when his "assisstant" (count olaf) shows up and murders Uncle Monty. After that the Doctor is in disguise and is Stephano's minion. Then the Doctor and Stephano escape and then its almost the end of the book.
“Thank go that didnt work”
It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.Highlighted by 72 Kindle customers
“Golly! Good God! Blessed Allah! Zeus and Hera! Mary and Joseph! Nathaniel Hawthorne! Don’t touch her! Grab her! Move closer! Run away! Don’t move! Kill the snake! Leave it alone! Give it some food! Don’t let it bite her! Lure the snake away! Here, snakey! Here, snakey snakey!”Highlighted by 59 Kindle customers
It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the one who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right. Right?Highlighted by 55 Kindle customers
The story’s moral, of course, ought to be “Never live somewhere where wolves are running around loose,” but whoever read you the story probably told you that the moral was not to lie. This is an absurd moral, for you and I both know that sometimes not only is it good to lie, it is necessary to lie.Highlighted by 48 Kindle customers
We all know, of course, that we should never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever,Highlighted by 47 Kindle customers
“It’s bitten her!” he cried. “It bit her! It bited her! Calm down! Get moving! Call an ambulance! Call the police! Call a scientist! Call my wife! This is terrible! This is awful! This is ghastly! This is phantasmagorical! This is—”Highlighted by 44 Kindle customers
to never, under any circumstances, let the Virginian Wolfsnake near a typewriter.Highlighted by 41 Kindle customers
“Dr. Montgomery is—let me see—your late father’s cousin’s wife’s brother.Highlighted by 32 Kindle customers
hackneyed phrase “meanwhile, back at the ranch.” The word “hackneyed” here means “used by so, so many writers that by the time Lemony Snicket uses it, it is a tiresome cliché.”Highlighted by 31 Kindle customers
“It’s a loathsome situation in which we find ourselves.”Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
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