Reviews of Wide Window, the (2000)
Review by immrsdarcy (2006-05-27)
This book is not the best of the series, but definitely better than the first too. The story grows here, as do the characters, and this one is particularly funny. Lemony Snicket makes these stories sad (yet hilariously humourous) and you just cannot wait until the next bloody book comes out. My reasons for liking this book are:
1) these stories are not too long and you therefore are not reading unecessary anecdotes. i realize that after a while these can get a little repetitious. My advice is to spread out reading them, that way you enjoy them because they are GREAT books.
2) their guardian in this novel is particularly hilarious and their adventures fun.
3) it isn't just an introduction anymore. now it has grown to the point where we get to know the characters more and that definitely is a plus for this series.
Review by mrdude (2005-02-15)
The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket is the third book in "A Series of Unfortunate Events".
This books picks up from the previous book as the orphans are now carted off to live with there aunt Josephine, ok so she’s not actually their aunt but some odd fourth cousin twelve times removed or something. After reading two of the previous books in the series I am sure the reader can now guess that the children will have to deal with the horrid count Olaf again in some odd disguise that he has thought up. Still I did find this book enjoyable, but highly predictable by now. The author doses not change the style in which he writes and in fact the stories are of a very similar plot line. This is not to say that I will not read all thirteen books when they are published in their entirety. So hopefully all will enjoy this third installment of the orphan’s grisly tale.
(Review also posted at the IBDoF)