Within the pages of this novel, readers will discover one of the books upon which the movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is based: The Wide Window. Like the movie, this book tellsan unhappy tale about three very unlucky children, who despite being likeable lead lives that are doomed. From the very beginning of this volume, when the children learn that a storm is gathering over a lake full of leeches, continuing on to the last page of this distressing story, disaster lurks at their heels. Unlike the movie, however, this book should not be consumed in one sitting. Count Olaf is not only smart, he is also intelligent. A renowned, talented, and handsome actor, he wouldn't be one bit surprised if you were dying to meet him. Fans of Count Olaf should watch out for the name "Count Olaf." P.S. He is also very good-looking.