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The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Paperback – 1 Mar 2010

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont (1 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405249595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405249591
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 495,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lemony Snicket goes from strength to strength and the latest in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" sees our hero up to tricks bigger and better than ever. "The Vile Village" of the title is a place you don't want to be, with Snicket getting darker than ever. The Baudelaire orphans go to a village called V.F.D. as part of a Village Adoption Scheme, and they get into a series of scrapes. With all the usual Snicket devices in place, fans are bound not to be disappointed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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You have undoubtedly picked up information about these tapes by mistake, so please put it down. Nobody in their right mind would listen to this particular story about the lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay in the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded on our audiobook.

We can think of no single reason why anyone would want to listen to an audiobook containing such unpleasant matters as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, the arrest of innocent people, the Deluxe Cell, and some very strange hats.

It is our solemn and sacred occupation to research and publish each detail of the Baudelaire children’s lives and record them all, but you may prefer to do some other solemn and sacred thing, such as stocking another tape instead.

--This text refers to the Digital Download edition.

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Format: Hardcover
I have been reading this series since the first one was published, and rather than a weakening plotline as the series continues the plot has grown, and the books are getting better. The first 5 books pretty much followed the same route with Count Olaf in disguise chasing the Baudelaire orphans and trying to steal their fortune. After book 5 the books had a continuation theme with the books plot continuing into the next book. The Vile Village follows on from book 6 and it is more interesting and darker in tone.
It features the Baudelaire orphans going to a Village Adoption Scheme programme in a village which happens to be called V.F.D ( If you have read the previous books this word will be recognised instantly!) Once again the Baudelaire orphans are chased by Count Olaf, but instead of the usual ending this book features a slight twist at the end which I was very annoyed to find as the story continued after the book had finished. This left me wanting to read the next book (A Hostlie Hospital) instantly! The Series of Unfortunate Events has grown on me and in my opinion each story has got better and better and I can't wait for book 8 to be released. This book is a must read for children and adults, I am 17 and I have enjoyed reading all the series!
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Format: Hardcover
The cycle keeps repeating itself, the Baudelaires are again out of a guardian and we get to read another great story by Lemony Snicket. Mr. Poe, the executor of the kids' estate, is running out of options, and his choices in the past have all proven to be dreadful. In this case, the solution he finds is unconventional, when Violet, Klaus and Sunny take "advantage" of a new program by which entire towns take care of children.
The options are plenty, but when the orphans are looking at the list they find a village with a curious name that piques their interest. This name is no other than VFD, acronym that is connected to the Quagmire triplets and to Count Olaf's secret. If you have read the previous books you know by now that the two triplets (yes you read right!) are the only friends the Baudelaires have, and that the two unfortunate souls have been kidnapped by the evil count.
In terms of the story, Snicket follows the usual winning formula, with the Baudelaires searching for a new beginning, and finding some hope before the devilish count shows up and spoils everything. The author also continues to use his hilarious structure, presenting definitions of words in a creative way, letting Klaus and Violet translate what her little sister wants to say, and distributing a few surprises here and there.
The siblings stay in VFD is interesting to say the least, where they meet a group of ancient citizens with a large set of rules, a kind person who does not have the guts to stand up to injustice and a baffling mystery in the form of a set of poems. The series have been increasing in intensity and the characters are gaining more and more depth. Thus, fans of this series will not be disappointed with this novel.
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Format: Hardcover
Snicket's investigation into the lives of the Baudelaires continues with this seventh book, and for fans of the series it won't disappoint. All of the now familiar plot devices are here, such as Mr Poe's ill-advised placement of the orphans with unsuitable people, Count Olaf appearing in yet another ludicrous disguise and more mysterious allusions to V.F.D. We all know these things are going to happen but somehow it still manages to be fun. In this episode of the sorry story an interesting turn of events hints at Lemony Snicket's personal involvement with the Baudelaires: I won't say any more but just read it! All in all an entertaining read, just what we've come to expect.
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By A Customer on 15 Dec. 2002
Format: Hardcover
Impressive again from Mr Lemony Snicket. His books are unfortunate in that they haven't got as much publicity or success as that of Harry Potter. Snicket teaches us new words and really relates with the reader. Although the books get frustrating, especially trying to figure out V.F.D, we still read on and the Vile Village is once again brilliant. Probably one of the best so far, and no Snicket fan will be disappointed with this one. Violet, Klaus and Baudelaire are once again in trouble, but at least they save someone....... I won't divulge the information, but bring on Book the Eighth!!
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By A Customer on 20 Feb. 2003
Format: Hardcover
The Vile Village
The Vile Village is the seventh book in the Series of Unfortunate Events. It is about the unfortunate Baudelaire children. In the previous books the Baudelaires parents died in a terrible fire that also destroyed their house. They have been left an enormous fortune from their parents that are not to be used until Violet who is 14 comes of age. But the terrible Count Olaf who is always in different disguises wants to get the riches. The three children are Violet who is 14, Klaus who is 12 and Sunny who is a baby. Along the way the Baudelaires have made friends called the Quagmires. They are two orphans who also have a fortune. In this book their guardian is a town, which is called V.F.D. That name be familiar to people who have read the previous books. This town has lots of rules. In this book there is a house in the sky, Count Olaf as a detective and the Baudelaires break out of jail being put in on a crime the didn't do. In the end the Baudelaires once again it doesn't end up lucky. I would rate this book 9 out of 10.
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