The Reptile Room - A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paperback)
  • The Reptile Room - A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paperback)

The Reptile Room - A Series of Unfortunate Events (Paperback)

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Published: 03/09/2012
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Dear reader,

There is nothing to be found in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-selling series to read. But if you insist on discovering the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, then proceed with caution…

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 Reptile Room the siblings endure a car accident, a terrible smell, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a brass reading lamp, and the re-appearance of a person they’d hoped never to see again.

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.

Despite their wretched contents, A Series of Unfortunate Events has sold 60 million copies worldwide and been made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey. And in the future things are poised to get much worse, thanks to the forthcoming Netflix series directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. You have been warned.

Are you unlucky enough to own all 13 adventures?

The Bad Beginning

The Reptile Room

The Wide Window

The Miserable Mill

The Austere Academy

The Ersatz Elevator

The Vile Village

The Hostile Hospital

The Carnivorous Carnival

The Slippery Slope

The Grim Grotto

The Penultimate Peril

The End

And what about All The Wrong Questions? In this four-book series a 13-year-old Lemony chronicles his dangerous and puzzling apprenticeship in a mysterious organisation that nobody knows anything about:

‘Who Could That Be at This Hour?’

‘When Did you Last See Her?’

‘Shouldn’t You Be in School?’

‘Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?’

Lemony Snicket was born before you were and is likely to die before you as well. He was born in a small town where the inhabitants were suspicious and prone to riot. He grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. Until recently, he was living somewhere else.

Brett Helquist was born in Ganado, Arizona, grew up in Orem, Utah, and now lives in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University and has been illustrating ever since. His art has appeared in many publications, including Cricket magazine and The New York Times.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781405266079
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 186 x 129 x 17 mm


‘Perhaps A Series of Unfortunate Events is so special simply because Handler saw children as people. He took his readers seriously' – Guardian ‘Lemony Snicket is the new Harry Potter’ – Entertainment Weekly ‘Deliciously wicked and wonderful’ – The Times ‘Lemony Snicket is a publishing phenomenon’ – Independent ‘Harry Potter’s worst nightmare’ – Evening Standard

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“another one (DJ Khaled voice) ”

A continuation from the first book this book is very well written and adheres to all ages which is what I love about writers who create books that mix both adult and child preferences together.

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“As Good As The First.”

This book is just as good as the first, written in the same great fashion and filled with moments that keep you on the edge of your seat.

The children have moved on to live with a new guardian, one much easier to... More

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“Great book!”

This is another great book in the series.

One of the things I like about this book is that they give away what’s going to happen at the end fairly early on in the story. Uncle Monty won’t survive the book. But even... More

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