I remember the whole Count Olaf story arc from the film but this book still managed to keep entertained and I think it was basically because of Snicket’s style of writing. I especially liked how the characters were described. Each one had a very rich and entertaining personality. The Baudelaire siblings were very likable and, even though all the characters were eccentric, I still found the children to be very relatable.
The narrator addresses the audience a lot and, as always, I quite enjoyed that.
I wasn't particularly a fan of the excessive use of definitions in this book. At the first, I thought that, since it's a book for kids, it was a nice way to introduce new words and help the little ones that were reading the book on their own. But when the same device was being used three or four times per chapter, it became repetitive and I felt it was being overused.
As all the books in the series are quite short and I imagine as entertaining as this one, I’m going to continue the series when I start attending to classes because I won’t have much time to anything too long or too demanding.