Apr 21, 2017

Let's Compare: Recent Read/ TV Show - The Wide Window by Lemony Snickett

The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #3
Publisher:  Harper Colins Publishers
Publication Date:  February 25, 2000
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format: Hardback
Source: Borrowed from the Library



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Dear Reader,

If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted; but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all. If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair. I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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The Wide Window Part 1 and Part 2 Episodes 5 & 6
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Network: Netflix
Publication Date:  January 13, 2017- present

In the 5th and 6th episodes of the Series, the show seemed to take a few more liberties than in previous ones. There were a lot of little things left out to help the story flow a little more - mostly when it came to the story of the parents.

In the book, The Wide Window follows the siblings to their Aunt Josephine's home. Their aunt once a "force and formidable" woman is now frightened of everything, the children can't eat a hot meal - the stove is too dangerous and may burst into flames, they can't use the phone for fear of electrocution - you get the point, right? All the things equal danger. At least they have a home, that is, until Count Olaf pops in again disguised as someone else (as is his specialty). I can only imagine that other readers, like myself are getting very upset and frustrated with the dumb adults in these books - especially Mr. Poe... ARG so obnoxious! The book was a quick read and the orphans are growing on me more and more as they try to figure out what is going on.

In the show there were a few differences, the biggest is that the parents appear, we don't know anything about the parents in the books yet. Also in the show, there was someone around trying to help them, whereas in the books they were on their own. Some other differences include how Olaf comes into the story, in the book the kids are there when their Aunt meets him, in the show, they were at home and then also how they eventually steal something later in the story. Little things like that have been altered in the show, it also took the children less time to figure out what happened to their aunt, I guess that it makes for better TV that way. I am trying not to give too much away but also kind of describe the differences (that is getting harder, since I don't want to spoil anything)

Overall this book and these episodes were decent ones but I would really like for the series to pick up and finally give me something about the parents/the secrets etc... 

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