Book Review of
A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room
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 odor.
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.
The Reptile Room was better than the first book in the series at least from my view. It’s a creepy/weird book, but I do see why some kids like it. It has a good mysterious plot where the kids are always outsmarting the grown-up villain. I think this series is just not my type of book, but there are many great elements that make it an adventurous read.