A Life for the Living

"Do not pity the dead, pity the living and above all… those who live without love."

Series of Unfortunate… Fat Paragraphs

   Are you the type of person who loves mystery, to get caught up in the mystery of a book, to keep guessing as to what might happen in the end? Well I love to read those types of books and if you are looking for one, look no further than The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. One in specific (the one I read) is the Miserable Mill, full of mystery and surprises. It starts with Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, a family of orphans whose parents died in a mysterious fire. So as they bounce from house to house the children need to keep their eyes pealed for the first “guardian” (Count Olaf) who is out to get their fortune. But no matter how fast or far they run, he still manages to find them. In this book, the reader (that would be me) was reassured that nor Count Olaf, nor his assistants would be bothering them at “Luck Smells Lumbermill”. “ ‘But what about Count Olaf and his assistants?” Klaus asked. ‘He usually brings at least one of them with him, to help out with his treachery.’ ‘… I have described all of them to the owner of the mill.’

“The building had been made to look like an eye. The three children looked at one another, and then at the building, and then at each other again, shaking their heads. Try as they might, they couldn’t believe it was a coincidence… they town they had to live in had a building that looked just like Count Olaf’s tattoo.” This sort of adds to the mystery that has been building up through the whole series. Weren’t we just assured that Count Olaf would not come near the children? How did Count Olaf get there? Why was the building across from the mill in the shape of his tattoo? I guess you will have to read and find out!


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