A serie of unforuntate events - the bad beginning by Lemony Snicket

Hej. Idag tänkte jag recensera en bok på engelska. Boken blir den första i en serie som jag älskar. (Detta är ett litet test för att kolla om jag klarar av att skriva en hel recension utan att slå upp ord, etc.)

Title: The Bad Beginning
Writer: Lemony Snicket (though I doubt that this is his real name)
Genre: Um, it's a mix of many genres, a bit of drama, humor and such.
Amount of pages: 162 in paperback, but I don't think that there are any hardback versions of these books.
This serie is about three siblings, Violet (14), Klaus (12) and Sunny (I don't know her exact age, but she's only a baby) Baudelaire. The whole serie starts with a shocking message for the siblings; their parents have died in a fire that destroyed their house and everything they owned. Violet, Klaus and Sunny have to move to the guardian that lives closest to them, a man named Olaf, or as he prefer it; Count Olaf. He treats them very badly and they hate it there.
In the first five, six books of the series, the Baudelaire siblings move to different guardinans. It can become a little boring, but in the later books, things are really starting to happen.


This book has a very sad story, but I don't see the book as sad. The writer has done an amazing job with telling the reader how terrible things are; this is the text from the back of the book:
Dear reader
I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the first page of this book when the children are at the beach and recieve terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.
In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disatrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porrige for breakfast.
It is my sad duty to write down there unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.
It sounds weird, but this book is very funny. I laugh several times while reading it, and I love how clever the siblings are. The writer sometimes describe the meaning of words that might be hard to understand, for example:
"But thanks to her adroit inventing skills - the word 'adroit' here means 'skillful' - everything worked they way it was supposed to."
If we should talk about the language, I think it's very easy to understand (yet it doesn't get childish or anything), and I get a flow in my reading very quickly. I would reccomend this to everyone who wants to read more english books that aren't complicated, or no, I would reccomend it to anyone, actually. It, and the other twelve books in the series, are great, and I love them.
Rating: 5/5 - and please read my review of the thirteenth and last book in the series, The End.


(PS. kommentera gärna vad ni tycker om recensionen och om min engelska!)