The Bad Beginning   - Brett Helquist, Lemony Snicket, Michael Kupperman Lemony Snicket's The Bad Beginning is a very funny book although brief. The writing is very funny and also unique and that's what makes this book so special. I have seen the movie that was inspired in these books and so I recognized the plot of the book. Since I loved the movie, it was obvious that I'd like the book as well and right now I'm curious about the rest of the series.