You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of The End. The end of The End is the best place to begin The End, because if you read The End from the beginning of the beginning of The End to the end of the end of The End, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope.
This book is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even...more
It's still Lemony Snicket, so it's still funny and clever and everything you liked about the...more
Mediocre and disappointing. For the most part, The Series of Unfortunate Events provides a good set of light reading. Repetitive phrasing, stark imagery and clever descriptions of words gives them the definitive feel of children's books while the plots and dialogues are adequately entertaining for adults. Though the character development is certainly a little thin, the reader still finds themselves deeply attached to Sunny, Violet and Cla...more
Twelve books! TWELVE books posing question after question and mystery after mystery with twists and intrigue and all that for what? Not answers, that's for damn sure.
This book didn't tie anything together. The sugar bowl. The poison darts. The Schism. All dismissed in some silly existentialist philosophical conclusion about unanswered questions and the Great Unknown. Not cool.
It was a little bit thought-provoking, I guess, but come on! If I wanted thought-provoking, I'd have rea...more
For the record, around the third book I was worried that things were starting to get too formulaic and that I might be getting bored with t...more
If this headline accurately expresses your hopes for The End, dear reader, then you likely began the final volume of A Series Of Unfortunate Events with some expectation for catharsis, a word which here does not mean "a complete explanation of the various mysteries partly revealed in the previous twelve books, including but not limited to the precise reason for the Baudelaire parents' murder, the...more
I want to go back and read the series again to find more allusions I almost certainly wouldn't have picked up the first time around, but I can't be bothered to. Now, I would've if there had been any sort of plot resolution to keep me going through to the
Very bad, from a commercial point of view, as I'm certainly not going to buy the series now, am I?
I felt so cheated, not knowing the end. The feeling I g...more
It doesn't help that my least favorite part of ASoUE was the whole VFD conspiracy, and that the last couple of books in the series are absolutely mired in VFD rigamarole... but that's a personal preference. All in all, it seems to me that if you're going to tell a story over the course of thirteen...more
I have read the reviews of people complaining that the story did not answer any questions. But I disagree. This book is perfect, and I hate to leave it behind. I don't want to become just another book I've read in the pile of the books I've read, because this series is spectacular. This book is the best in the series, t...more
That said, there’s nothing wrong with play...more
Many times throughout these books, the author admonishes (a word which here means, warns over and over in many different ways) the reader to stop reading the sad story of the Baudelaires, due to the fact that the story might cause the reader to cry, wail, become depressed, or distressed. Havi...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
I think they are clever books and they are well written - but they were still hard for me to pick up and I found myself avoiding them. Yet I am still a fan of the Snicket books. Weird. It's like a magnet that both repels and attracts me.
In that sense I was both happy and upset at how the 13th book ended. Some...more
So basically, in "The End" Lemony makes it look like he kills off the the kids. Not sure how that is possible, because he already said in a previous book that when the baby grows up into a woman she will still like cooking and being with her siblings.
It was good. I especially, liked the reveal of who Lemony's girlfriend was. Kinda made me feel stupid for not figuring it out earlier.
Why, oh why did they feel the need to redeem Count Olaf? Kind of lame, how he's written as an arch v...more
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|anyone else who found the ending to this series incredibly dissapointing?||85||412||Jul 23, 2014 06:03PM|
|What do you think of the ending?||3||49||Jan 22, 2014 01:14PM|
|help!||6||45||Jan 17, 2014 07:49AM|
|Now That You've Read the Whole Series....||36||200||Sep 25, 2013 07:06AM|
|What would you like to change in this book||9||41||Jun 04, 2013 12:13PM|
|Awesome Book would be great movie too||23||61||Mar 23, 2013 08:34AM|
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