The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events #12)
Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:
-The books have inexplicably sold millions and millions of cop...more
There, treachery is a foot. No one is who they seem to be and lies are a plenty. Kit informs the Orphans that they must rescue the sugar...more
"I'm not sure we ARE noble," Klaus said quietly, flipping the pages of his commonplace book. "We caused those accidents at the lumbermill. We're responsible for the destruction of the hospital. We helped start the fire that destroyed Madame Lulu's archival library. We-"
"Enough," Dewey interrupted gen...more
I really love this series. I love the wit and humor. I love the way the author 'explains' and 'defines' things to the reader. I was constantly laughing out loud while reading these.
The series does get progressively darker or more confusing as to who is good and who is bad. But it never reaches Harry Potter level. I would feel comfortable with my tweens reading these.
Very good twists and turns and outright ridiculous in parts.
Lemony Snicket i...more
By Lemony Snicket
353pp. New York, New York
Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0 06 441015 3
Often, as a writer continues a series, the quality of his writing begins to diminish...that is not the case with Lemony Snicket. Actually, the books keep getting better and better, and better. The twelfth book in the unfortunate series is the "next to last" danger the Baudelaire children will face. The Baudelaires have been on a roller coaster ride, being boun...more
By Lemony Snicket
The intended audience of this book is teens who like mystery. The main issue or problem in the book is that the Baudelaire children parents died and count Olaf wants there money for his own. The settings of this book are. The main setting would have to be the Hotel Denouement. This is the place where the Baudelaire children were employed to work undercover. This is also the hotel that is owned by the three identical triplets, Frank, Ernest,...more
In this volume it's never certain who is a villain and who is a volunteer. Even the orphans struggle wit...more
The word Penultimate is defined as “The second to last in a series or sequence.” What a fantastic word to use in the title of this, the second to last book in the Series of Unfortunate Events.
Kit Snicket (fictional author, Lemony’s sister) takes the Baudelaire orphans, Sunny, Violet and Klaus, to the Hotel Denouement, where the mysterious VFD will be meeting in a few days. The siblings must...more
The formula is all but in ruins this time around, and most of the book is a kafkaesque trip through a strange hotel structured around the Dewey Decimal system. And yes, I actually...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
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
The Baudelaires fin...more
Recognizing foes as they work stealthily in the hotel, the trio overhear- or perhaps eavesdrop and hear the secrets of their nemesis'. Not realizing they were there, these villainous...more
A Series of Unfortunate Events follows the Baudelaire family - Violet (the o...more
L'ambientazione dell'albergo e il travestimento da concierge sono funzionali a una trama lineare ma sempre incalzante, visto che anche in questo episodio poche, pochissime matasse vengono sbrogliate da quel birbante di Lemony Snicket.
Menzione di merito per la...more
Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed! Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What we do know is contained in the following brief list: o The books have inexplicably sold millions and millions of copies worldwide o People in more than 40 countries are consumed by consuming Snicket o The movie was as sad as the books, if...more
Unlike most series, the books get consecutively better as they go on, culminating in this second-to-last novel that cannot be described as any...more
This series has never spelt things out for the reader- a trope I like, and Handler never lost sight of his original the...more
I would recommend this book because it was fun to read.
In this story Violet, Klaus and Sunny were given a mis...more
Other than the delightful use of penultimate, I found myself disappointed in this convoluted story. It lacked the clean plotting of the other novels. Instead, Lemony Snicket indulged in obfuscation, a word which here means bringing i...more
The Penultimate (a...more
|ONTD Book Club: The Penultimate Peril||1||5||Feb 28, 2013 02:02pm|
|The Ending||2||32||Jul 04, 2012 01:27am|
|Not totally noble after all?||3||27||Jun 20, 2012 12:10pm|
|What happened to Justice Strauss?||3||31||May 09, 2012 04:57pm|
|Everyone fails you||3||28||Oct 14, 2011 11:40am|
|Native Son's reference||1||13||Oct 14, 2011 08:50am|
|Because of broken homes...||7||31||Jul 16, 2011 10:57pm|