The Vile Village

The Vile Village Dear Reader You have undoubtedly picked up this book by mistake so please put it down Nobody in their right mind would read this particular book about the lives of Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire

  • Title: The Vile Village
  • Author: Lemony Snicket Brett Helquist
  • ISBN: 9780060566227
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dear Reader,You have undoubtedly picked up this book by mistake, so please put it down Nobody in their right mind would read this particular book 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 in these pages I can think of no single reason whyDear Reader,You have undoubtedly picked up this book by mistake, so please put it down Nobody in their right mind would read this particular book 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 in these pages I can think of no single reason why anyone would want to open a book 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 my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children s lives and write them all down, but you may prefer to do some other solemn and sacred thing, such as reading another book instead.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

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    1. I didn't like this one as much. The kids are sent to a vile village to live. It was filled with weirdos and crows. And of course Count Olaf, I'm beginning to think he has a tracking device on them ! And the mystery of the Quagmire Triplets grows!

    2. The Vile Village is where the whole VFD thing really starts to take off and the original formula of a new guardian followed by Olaaf turning up in a new disguise starts fraying.The village is quite fun, replete with dozens of vile villagers, hundreds of ridiculous rules, and thousands upon thousands of crows.The off-beat humour continues with Sunny's one worders and their elaborate translation, and the extreme stupidity of everyone who isn't a Baudelaire.The penalty for breaking almost any villa [...]

    3. Here at the halfway point of the series, the author is finally dropping more hints and clues about what seems to be a rather large conspiracy against the Baudelaire orphans, the Quagmire orphans, and I gather orphans everywhere who have large fortunes to be acquired. The search for the Quagmire triplets in The Ersatz Elevator ended with a literal red herring, but The Vile Village is almost entirely red herring, as the children are sent to become the wards of a village known only by the mysteriou [...]

    4. “There is no way of knowing for sure whether or not you can trust someone, for the simple reason that circumstances change all of the time.” I don't really have a lot to say about this book. It was ok, there were some cute parts. I like that the book always has some spot-on satire about society and adults especially. This book did push the series along a bit but I'm getting tired of the formula with these books. Orphans go to terrible place, all the adults are horrible human beings, the orph [...]

    5. It was nice to dive back into this series after taking a little break from it! This book is definitely one of the stranger ones in the series in my eyes. Something about a village adopting children and the crows mixed together was incredibly creepy! But that doesn't mean I enjoyed this book any less, in fact I think it made me enjoy it more. As the series goes on, the books really become more intricate and mature and I find that's particularly prominent in this one!

    6. This was bizarre but another fun read! It genuinely had me anxious as times and worried for what was going to happen. I'm enjoying the way the plot is starting to somewhat (very slightly) deviate away from the original formula and new characters, mysteries and objectives are being added. I'm still not entirely sure where this series is heading (although I have my guesses) so I'm still very intrigued!

    7. The most lackluster, nonsensical and frustrating of the series so far. Regardless, I love the Baudelaires with all my heart and can't wait to devour the next book!

    8. 3.2/5"For sapphires we are held in here.Only you can end our fear."This is definitely my least favorite out of the whole series so far.It was just okay, nothing exciting happens in here.I liked at the beginning the idea of the entire village that adopts the kids and all the absurd rules that were created for the habitants.Then it became pretty boring to be honest. The most exciting part was definitely the "riddles" that were left for the children by their missing friends.It was fun to build the [...]

    9. If I had to draw a line in the sand with the Snicket books between overly formulaic but funny, and genuinely well put together, I'd put it within the first few chapters of The Vile Village.There's a few things absent from this read through, most of them positive. He isn't constantly reiterating the three children's skills in a "this is for Violet, this is for Klaus, this is for Sunny" sort of rhythm. There guardian is slightly more relatable, and altogether decent guy who gets severely skittish [...]

    10. I am actually enjoying reading this series. I think I liked the first 3 books best but this one was fine. I would love to read another type of book or series from this author sometime.

    11. Αυτά τα βιβλία με κάνουν τόσο εκνευρισμένη στο τέλος (με την καλή έννοια). Λες "εε δεν γίνεται!", εε και τελικά γίνεται >.<

    12. 2.5 stars Seventh book already and the plot of this one doesn't really differ much from its predecessors. And I'm getting a bit tired of it And I am so frustrated about the adult's logic in this world! The same thing happens over and over, yet no one believes the Baudeliere children. I feel like the readers haven't been given answers to the bigger mysteries of this series. Although, Lemony Snicket is slowly dropping hints and facts of a bigger overall series storyline here, sometimes, I still ca [...]

    13. This series is starting to improve and I'm liking it even more despite the fact that it is so repeatative. I am now soooooo excited for the TV show coming out next month!!!!!

    14. Finally, finally, finally! I loved this one. I've gone beyond simply admiring the wit of the author and am seeing the makings of a great fictional world in this tale.First of all, with Hector, we have the first character over the age of 14 who functions at a basic human level and is not a criminal mastermind. He listens with an open mind, takes notice of others outside of himself, and EVOLVES AS THE STORY PROGRESSES. He goes from a kindly (albeit cowardly) man to something of a hero when he fina [...]

    15. This is probably my least favorite in the series so far. Nothing really happened. When stuff did happen, it was connected to a setting and characters that just don't work for this series. I'm sure the TV adaptation will be much better!

    16. Well, I'm more than halfway through now! And it's pretty crazy how little I actually know about the overarching mystery of the series.I loved the absurdity of V.F.D the Elders who wore crow hats, the thousands of pointless rules, burning people at the stake, the constant migration of the crows. Watch as mob mentality seizes the villagers and you find yourself reading bizarre chants like, (view spoiler)["Burn the orphans! Burn the orphans!" (hide spoiler)] Grab your torches and pitchforks, folks! [...]

    17. As a series these books are incredible. The formulaic plot that is repeated in every book satisfies the child who is being read to's expectation of what's going on, right and wrong and the band of simple characters. Where the books become really clever is the additional bits of plot woven into the anecdotes, dedications and acknowledgments, written for the older reader, whether parents reading aloud or older children. The humour is clever, beautifully insightful and infinitely quotable. Type Lem [...]

    18. This series is beginning to get very repetitive, but I do like The Vile Village's imagery and the author's dark wit.

    19. 3,5 - Gostando de que as histórias tem ficado mais complexas. Me disseram que no próximo livro, O Hospital Hostil, tudo muda então fiquei lendo ansiosa para seguir em frente. Finalmente parece que as crianças estão evoluindo e acho que no próximo livro a história vai se conectar com algumas informações de Só Perguntas Erradas <3

    20. The seventh book in this upsetting series. It is yet another tale of how the Baudelaire children are a well placed razor away from death. The scoundrel Count Olaf is up to his old tricks. How he is able to baffle entire crowds of people with his guile, which in this case refers to his uncanny ability to fool adults. Luckily Violet, Klaus and Sunny are sharp children and are using their individual talents to stay alive.Thanks to the heroic and mysterious efforts of Lemony Snicket it seems that th [...]

    21. "It takes a village to raise a child"? Gosh, I love that the author takes everything so literally and actually allows a whole village to be the new legal guardian for the Baudelaire orphans.What's really bugging me is this slow dribble of information. Who was Jaque Snicket? What does Beatrice have to do with everything? I never would've thought there was such a mysterious storyline behind these books, one that weaves through the whole series. I'm so curious about the final solution.

    22. I can't even begin to explain how funny I find the fact that that Esme bitch and Count Olaf are dating :') 3.5 stars

    23. At A GlanceGenre: Young Adult; MysteryLove Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: nope.Cliff Hanger: eh.Rating: 4.5 starsScore SheetAll out of tenCover: 8Plot: 9Characters: 9World Building: 8 Flow: 7Series Congruity: 8Writing: 8Ending: 8Total: 8In DeptBest Part: The village rules!Worst Part: A bit slow paced. Thoughts Had: how many rules?!; you're kidding!; there they are!!!ConclusionContinuing the Series: yesRecommending: yesShort Review: easily one of my favorite of this series. these "rules" the vil [...]

    24. Упорито повтарящата се матрица на писане на тази поредица започва да ми дотяга леко, но в същото време ми е любопитно как ще свърши.Ако се придържа към мрачната си логика би трябвало накрая всички налични сирачета да измрат, а граф Олаф да гушне златото и сапфирите. Да видим. [...]

    25. The overall plot of the series has gotten exponentially better with the last couple books! I hope it keeps up like this.

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