The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9)
For fans of that slippery author Lemony Snicket, Book the Ninth is here, and it's completely (but wonderfully) dreadful.
When the Baudelaire Orphans finally make it out of Count Olaf's car trunk (from Book the Eighth), they wind up at the horribly perilous Caligari Carnival. Trying to avoid capture but desperate to find out more information abou
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"A Series of Unfortunate Events" is totally original, featuring three orphaned children trying to run away from the misfortune that is constantly on their tail. The villain, Count Olaf, continues scheming to steal their fortune after disguising himself as a scientist, sailor, gym teacher, receptioni...more
The hostile hospital is in flames, and Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are in the trunk of Count Olaf’s car. The three children have no idea where they’re headed, but it was absolutely imperative to hide in the trunk with Count Olaf’s various disguises in order to find the truth behind the terrible fire that killed their parents. And so they emerge from the trunk, see that they are at a place called the Caligari Carnival, and must then disgu...more
Everybody loves a carnival! Who can fail to delight in the colourful people, the unworldly spectacle, the fabulous freaks?
A carnival is a place for good family fun - as long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time at the carnival turns out to be yet another episode in a now unbearable series of unfortunate events. In fact, in this appalling ninth instalment in Lemony Snicket′s serial, the siblings must confront a terrible lie, a caravan, and Chabo the wolf baby. Wi
by Julia, Grade 7, Yangon International School
Life as an orphan can be a terrible existence! Perhaps, no orphans would have a more challenging existence than the Baudelaire children in Lemony Snicket’s Carnivorous Carnival series. An author of several children’s books, Snicket continues to develop the plight of the orphans in the ninth book of the series, Carnivorous Carnival. The three talented and distraught orphaned children truly desire to find their pa...more
These books often highlight one trapping of adulthood, and The Carnivorous Carn...more
What is there to say about this series that I haven't said eight times before already? Once again, Lemony Snicket tells the beautiful, terrifying, and delightfully sardonic tale of the poor unfortunate Baudelaire orphans; once again, the incomparable Tim Curry lends his rich voice talents to the audiobook narration in a tale-telling that is a pure joy to listen to. And if you've liked the series so far for the last eight b...more
Book 9 is where Snicket seems to almost entirely abandon a lot of the comfortable formula that propels the earlier books, and it serves the theme pretty damn well. The idea that giving people w...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
By Lemony Snicket
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are still on the run from Count Olaf, and they ended up at a Carnival. At the carnival, they are disguised as if they were part of the carnival. While at the carnival, they found out that one of their parents were still alive. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, still disguised as workers at the carnival, go with Count Olaf, not knowing its them, on the search for their parents.
I really enjoyed this book. Th...more
"Eavesdropping...is a valuable thing to do, and it is often an enjoyable thing to do, but it is not a polite thing to do, and like most impolite things, you are bound to get into trouble if you get caught doing it..."
"Besides getting several paper cuts in the same day or receiving the news that someone in your family has betrayed you to your e...more
These stories are interesting, and with the ever present, impending doom, they are extremely difficult to put down. The stories are very unique, bleak, yet silly,or a delightful blend of them both. In the later books, I came to embrace, and enjoy the silliness, and the over explanation of words, as Daniel's own unique sense of humor. I can not believe that he actually believed his readers to be that ignorant. I believe that it was more of a tease_ dark, spiteful, humor, which I thoro...more
I feel I must first point out where there were a series of unfortunate events in this story; there were no unfortunate demises of children unlike the 26 in The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. However, even though I did not find Mr. Snicket’s style at all like Edward Gorey’s, I still highly enjoyed his book and sense of h...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
Menzione di merito solo per il personaggio secondario di madame Lulù, caratterizzata bene dal punto di vista psi...more
The perilous situation at the beginning is, of course, when the Baudelaire orphans are in the trunk of Olaf's car. They face many perilous situations along the way, but the mo...more
This book was about the point where I started...more
però al contempo finalmente il solito ordine si stravolge ancora di più, la prevedibilità si spezza e ci si chiede davvero "ora cosa accadrà??"
Bravo Lemony Snicket-Handler!
- I nomi di Beverly e Elliot sono il...more
Finally the story evolves into something darker, bending into an extreme degree of absurdism and morbidity. And suddenly the story ceases to be a tale of three sad orphans running from an evil count with only one eyebrow - somehow the story evolv...more
Our love broke my heart,
and stopped yours.
Did Beatrice die because she loved Lemony?
This story started off in a carnival. The main difference with this book from all the others is that, in this book, the Baudelaires actually traveled WITH Count Olaf and his henchmen. They hid away in the car's trunk.
The tables are turned in this particular installment with the Baudelaires in disguise, trying to fool Count Olaf. Violet and Klaus dressed up as a two-headed freak, which was quite see-t...more
I hope you have read the previous books of the Series of Unfortunate events. The Bauldelaire orphans are very unlucky. Right now they have just got out of Count Olaf's car and have followed Count Olaf into the Carnivores Carnival. There they find out how Olaf has been keeping track of them and following them. Since they are dressed up as freaks they get a job at the Carnivores Carnival. But guess what? They find out that the fortune-teller is fake. She has worked out a mechanism for ligh...more