'Never, under any circumstances, let the Virginia Wolfsnake near a typewriter.',
This review is from: The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events No. 2) (Hardcover)After being taken away from the wrath of the evil Count Olaf, the Bauderlaire children find themselves under the guardianship of Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, their late father's cousin's wife's brother. Uncle Monty (as he is now known to the children) is much, much friendlier than their previous guardian Count Olaf, he gives them free reign of the house, and soon tells them they are all to embark on a trip to Peru. Suddenly everything looks up for the Bauderlaire orphans, but is it all to good to be true?
The book is a very good sequel, and Mr. Snicket manages to keep both the plot and characters interesting. This is definitely my favourite book of the series so far. The writing style of the book is still wonderful, with my favourite aspects of the book not actually relating to the movement of the plot but rather his explanation of words. An example being:
'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."'
Definitely a good way to pass an hour or two, especially if you loved the first book in the series. (The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events No.1))