Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events #10)
Like handshakes or housepets, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfo ...more
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I have been working my way through the Series of Unfortunate Events series for two reasons. The first is that I love to read and will read virtually any genre of book if I hear good things about it; and the second is that I am previewing books with a view to building a library for my daughter.
This series has had some peaks and valleys - with certain books in the series being stronger than others as stand-alone stories. I ...more
ESTE FUE EL MEJOR DE LA SERIE HASTA AHORA.
Creo que ningún libro de los anteriores tuvo tanto misterio ni me resultó tan adictivo como este.
Dio tantas respuestas a preguntas que nos veníamos haciendo desde los anteriores, pero abrió muchas otras.
La cantidad de información nueva que surge de todo esto, los secretos que son develados y los que quedan por descubrir... todo fue demasiado genial.
Las nuevas conexiones entre tantos hechos sospechosos, el nuevo personaje al que creían m ...more
"The Slippery Slope" continues Snicket's ongoing philosophical exploration of, well, slippe ...more
Definitely up to the same standard as the other books, they're just so clever. Sunny's so grown up now and I don't know whether to feel happy or sad!
This book is the first one in which the mysterious object was mentioned in, and I just feel like it's the beginning to more frustration... Again... Oh well. Better enjoy them while I can!
Hotel Denouement, ...more
As with previous books we’re working towards getting more answers to the mystery surrounding the series. With the return of past characters and development for reoccurring characters, this book sees a lot happen. As with every book in the series it is well written and enjoyable, keeping you hooked on the series and ready to read the next ...more
Amo como la evolución de todos estos personajes se hizo notar tanto en este libro, y toda la información que POR FIN pude leer.
(view spoiler)[Igual estoy un poco enojada porque ¡hey! yo shippeaba a Duncan con Violet y de golpe aparece Quigley y... ugh. Por lo menos está vivo y eso es lo que cuenta. (hide spoiler)]
Todavía quedan muchas preguntas por responder, pero falta cada vez ...more
The book opens with a double whammy of the oft-mentioned bad science combined with the not infrequent impossible-to-visualise scene.
The Mortmain Mountains are bizarrely cube-shaped and have the expected vast vertical cliffs... one of which our heroes are hurtling toward in a loose caravan. This then begs the question ... how is there a slope for them to hurtle down? And the broader question about how ...more
“A man of my acquaintance once wrote a poem called "The Road Less Traveled", describing a journey he took through the woods along a path most travelers never used. The poet found that the road less traveled was peaceful but quite lonely, and he was probably a bit nervous as he went along, b ...more
In the first half of the series, there was a same structure and formula that followed each book, with the Baudelaires being put under the care of a new guardian, and Count Olaf somehow appearing in a disguise with some kind of evil plan, only for it to be revealed in the end. There were significant improvements ...more
The Slippery Slope was repetitive at times. There was a lot of travelling involved, going up and down hills, climbing waterfalls etc. This happens multiple times and by the end I was a little fed up with reading the same thing over and over. A few details annoyed me, for example the children lurring Esme down the waterfall with smoke, it was a little stupid and you'd think ...more
Ever read a book in a series and find lots of references to things that you don't remember from the previous books? That is one issue that these books never have. The author is excellent about reminding you about people and events that have happened in the pas ...more
As the series progresses and the mysteries deepen, the children's characters grow and develop in surprising ways as togehter they face obstacles and a growing numbe ...more
While the story had been getting good leading into this book, the reader met a lot of McGiver-like events here. Using forks to climb a frozen waterfall, for instance. It seems as the story is more complicated than I thought. We have bosses to Olaf, and a far bigger scheme that involves burning down homes of all the V.F.D., which does seem to stand for volunteer fire department as I thought several books ago. The Baudelaires are not the only ones with a fortune to be captured. And that ...more
Nonetheless ASoUE is charmingly long-running and convoluted in the same way that X-Files and Lost are meant to be, rife wi ...more
What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a runaway caravan hurtling down a precipitous mountain slope? Fourteen-year-old Violet, the oldest orphan of the three Baudelaires, decides to try to slow the velocity of the caravan with a drag-chute invention involving a viscous combination of blackstrap molasses, maple syrup, maraschino liqueur, peanut butter, etc. If plummeting to their death weren't scary enough, Violet and her brother Klaus have been separated from Sunny, their baby sister...more
However, new friendships are formed and new discoveries are made. The Baudelaires begin to learn more about V. F. D., most ...more
Where the books become really clever is the additional bits of plot woven into the anecdotes, dedications and acknowledgments, written for the older reader, whether parents reading aloud or older children.
The humour is clever, beautifully insightful and infinitely quotable. Type Lem ...more
Vocabulary that children will learn in this book: Harrowing, repulsion, receptacle, facinorous, ruse, defected, able-bodied, concoct, perilous, interference, drag chute, detach, culinary, tumult, escapade, jagged, hurtling, ferocity, stagger, ukulele, swerve, navigate, fate, vehicle, ambiguous, inseparable, perish, gurgling, ore, high-altitude, deposit, geological, ominous, ghastly, ascertain, whimper, tedious, sufficient, individual, practitioner, fraught, s ...more
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