A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window by Limony Snicket
Genre savvy-ness and word play are some of the coolest things ever. I mean, maybe my inner English nerd does geek out about them a little more often than strictly necessary but they are still awesome.
Which is why Limony Snicket is so wonderful. The story is good, although very dark in a comical kind of way. The characters are lovely. The description is great too but the part that really, really rocks – the genre stavvy-ness and the word play.
Limony Snicket understands that kids don’t know ever single wacky word in our ridiculous language but he’s able to explain words with just the right amount of humor and fallibility that the reader can understand without condescension or limiting their creativity. I feel like that’s probably really hard to do.
The story is about the Baudelaire orphans being moved to the care of yet another eccentric guardian, only to run into the evil Count Olaf again in his endless quest for their fortune.
But I’m still less excited about that than I am Limony Snicket’s discussion of morals or his advice about allergies or his description of Alexander the Great.
And I can’t think of anything else to say about this book. Well maybe “read it!”
Last TV episode I watched: Something about veterans climbing a mountain to help them recover from their physical injuries and PTSD. Wasn’t that cheerful. The mountains look beautiful though.
Last movie I watched: Priest. Again. ‘Cause I’m dumb. I thought it would get better the second time round. It didn’t.