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Poison for Breakfast, by Lemony Snicket

bentevh's review against another edition

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funny reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

surdiablo's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I am probably gonna sound pretentious writing this, a word which here means "someone trying to appear or sound more important or clever than they are". With that being said, I somehow really enjoyed this book. It does get repetitive, it feels like it lacks direction on where it's going, but I really enjoyed how bewildering and quirky it was. It had me laughing, had me thinking nostalgically with a sprinkle of philosophy here and there. It's also very reminiscent of the book called 'The Little Prince' which I loved, except this one is more on the mysterious and cheerful side. I feel like this is probably not everyone's cup of tea however, unless you already enjoy other books written by Lemony Snicket. 

jburdge1774's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted mysterious reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

camnew's review against another edition

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5.0

Excellent! So quirky and strange and wonderful, in Snicket’s distinct voice, with many obscure references to research and lots of interesting concepts to chew on. It’s wistful and clever in the best way, and its a very short read.

olivebananas's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny hopeful reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

isco1428's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging funny mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

I loved this one. It kept me thinking and I couldn’t put it down. Easily going to be one of my all time favorites that I’ll want to reread. 

tinalist's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted relaxing slow-paced

3.75

writethruchaos's review against another edition

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5.0

Bewildering! And humorous! Probably my favorite audiobook this year. I always forget how strange and charming Snicket's mind is... and how frightfully close to my own!

nottinghsham's review against another edition

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inspiring lighthearted reflective fast-paced

4.5

lucyselim's review against another edition

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informative lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.25

I am bewildered