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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HOLY MADAME LULU!
I WAS JUMPING ALL OVER MY BED AND SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ONE OF MY DOGS!
This was me after reading that ending:
I'M READY FOR BOOK 10!
The good-evil, noble-villain theme expands. The children are the spies. In addition they meet and join the circus 'freaks' who they see put to the test - decent people in a hard place offered difficult choices - will they act like noble people or villains? The circus freaks are a test case, an example, perhaps an illustration of how Olaf's hench-people &am ...more
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The Baudelaire orphans have found themselves in a very dangerous situation and the only way to survive is to disguise themselves. They come so close to discovering answers, but those answers are ripped away from them. Overall, The Carnivorous Carnival is a ridiculous and absurd installment in The Series of Unfortunate Events and I wou ...more
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"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
If you recall, the previous novel left Violet, Klaus, and Sunny squished in the back of Count Olaf's car in an attempt to escape the fire Count Ola ...more
Vocabulary that children will learn by reading this book: carnivorous, bloodthirsty, imbalanced, unnerving, ambidextrous, unruly, displeasing, disenchanting, palatable, woeful, wretched, upholstery, unceasing, hinterlands, voracious, discernible, mulctuary, summarize, punctilio, comrades, eavesdropping, prevail, archduke, rabbi, disentangled, cower, cringe, talcum powder, utterly, unrecognizable, freakish, frantically, recreationally, hover, suspicious, tedio ...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
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
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
Even though this book did use a different formula to the previous A Series of Unfortunate Events instalments I still thought that the storyline was a little over done.
Count Olaf is supposed to be a very clever man but he still can't seem to capture the Baudelaire children. He also doesn't realise that he is being tricked by the children even though they a ...more
Genre: Young Adult; Thriller
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsesion?: no
Cliff Hanger: eh
Rating: 4 Stars
All out of ten
World Building: 7
Series Congruity: 8
Best Part: The children are wearing disguises
Worst Part: Death.
Thoughts Had: Yah get him; ohhhh; *AHH*
Continuing the Series: yes
Short Review: The children is this book are amazing. I love them in this one. They have to wear the disgu ...more
Even though I remember I liked them, I also remember how I liked almost everything I read when I was younger. So my mind is probably mistaken.
Someday, I will re-read them ALL and make a real review with a real rating. But for now, I ...more
Here they seem to inch closer towards the answers that they are searching for, yet it is still not completely clear with the reader having a number of questions due to information in this book. The mystery continues on, ending on a cliff hanger which leads on nicely to the next book.
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