Jun 19, 2018

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The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #7
Publisher:  Scholastic, Inc.
Publication Date:  April 24, 2001

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Format: Hardback
Source: Borrowed from the Library



Goodreads Synopsis: 

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 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

Image result for series of unfortunate events seasons 2The Vile Village: Episodes 5 & 6 of Season 2
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Network: Netflix
Publication Date:  January 13, 2017- present

Another book and two more episodes down. In this installment the orphans are being moved to VFD a village in the middle of nowhere to be raise by a village or people, because 'it takes a village'. Obviously these people don't really understand what that means because the Violet, Klaus and Sunny are not required to do all the chores for the village in exchange for being adopted. 

This strange new village has LOADS of rules, many that do not make sense which is the perfect place for Olaf to make another move to capture the orphans and their family fortune. 

Let's get into the comparison - in the book the children are faced with doing menial jobs around their new home town, while doing them they start to find couplets from the Quagmire triplets which they think are giving them clues. They know that Olaf is around but not what is happening. In the show, the viewer knows that Olaf has stationed himself in the town and is overly involved AND those couplets that slowly appeared in the book are arriving two at a time to the orphans to figure out. So these episodes again seemed to rush plot points from the books to add in more plot with Count Olaf and his group as well as the spy people trying to help the Baudelaire children. 

Aside from these bigger scenes with Olaf and a man named Jacques, there were other smaller changes as well. Sunny is pinned as a murder but her siblings are just thrown in with her versus Olaf providing evidence and there is a fire tuck all throughout the ending - but I would spoil any more.

As the show progresses, the viewer really gets a feeling of how crazy Count Olaf is and how narcissistic and for adult viewers - now that there is a 'girlfriend' involved there are more innuendos spread through the conversations with Olaf. They are an interesting add for adult viewers. 

So that's all for that, so until next time.... happy reading/viewing. 

Let me know what you are thinking of the show so far if you have been watching it too!


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