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The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events #10)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  69,003 ratings  ·  1,102 reviews
Like handshakes, house pets or raw carrots, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately the Baudelaires run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up and down a range of strange and distressing mountains.
Paperback, 337 pages
Published by Egmont Books (UK) (first published September 23rd 2003)
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Marjorie Campbell
The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10)
Lemony Snicket

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
Deborah Markus
Think how hard it is to write one really good book for *any* age group. Lemony Snicket wrote 13 terrific books in a row, and it's accurate to say they're splendid for all ages. (I know I'm getting ahead of myself, since this is only book 10. I've actually read them all already at least once before; but now I have all the recorded versions, so I'm treating myself to a mostly-Tim-Curry-narrated run-through.)

"The Slippery Slope" continues Snicket's ongoing philosophical exploration of, well, slippe
So many mysteries. I can't wait until I finally get to the end and know all the answers.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Darren Hagan
Is it getting boring me saying that I liked this installment :') This may be a bit spoiler-ish. Proceed with caution ;)

So the things I liked about this one are:

- Sunny's time to shine. She spends basically the entire book split up from her siblings after being kidnapped by Olaf. This really gives us a chance to see what she can do on her own, and how much she has grown up throughout the books

- The return of a character "from the dead", won't say who though. Also the return of a couple of other c
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
Anabel W.
After the Baudelaire's dreadful encounter at the carnivorous carnival sunny was captured by the evil Count Olaf. Clause and Violet try desperately to save there little sister from count Olaf's clutches and try to figure out the secrets of V.F.D and try to stay hidden from the out side world. How will they do it all?

I liked this book because it's always good to read a sad book once in a while this book also makes you want to throw it across the room because it makes you so mad I like this. book a
Kimberley doruyter
i kinda just want to skip to the last book.
that's not a good sign.
Isabeau (Just Keep Reading)
Ahhh it's so good reading about things you'd totally forgotten had happened!
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!
What do five stars mean anymore, I don't even know. But this one was so, so much better than the previous book -- now we're finally getting into lots more worldbuilding and exposition about what's going on, shit is even getting real with Lemony Snicket's side-narrative (!!!), Sunny is showing character development(!), the white-faced women defected (!!), and (view spoiler). So many amazing things are happening now!!

Hotel Denouement,
I just wrote a review for The Carnivorous Carnival and you can pretty much use that review for this book. Just replace "eight" with nine and "ninth" with tenth and there you go... The Slippery Slope review completed.
Jbb Lim
Many mysteries were being built up from Book 1 to Book 9, and now 'The Slipper Slope' has unfold many of the mysteries by giving out bits and pieces of evidence and hints of what V.F.D really means to many from the characters in this book.

The mystery of Jacques Snicket is has come to point of weirdness because his name itself does relates to the author Lemony Snicket. I'm wondering whether has the author had anything to do with the whole mystery behind the fire. Does he knows the Baudelaire's p
Part of the Great ASOUE Re-Read of 2015.

I'm so sorry if this review becomes long-winded. I actually finished this four or so days ago but have been stuck as to how to articulate my thoughts on this book, simply because there's so much I love about it. If anything, this re-reading has cemented both that
a) this is my favourite ASOUE book and
b) I can now finally articulate WHY this is my favourite ASOUE book.

Structurally, this book is really interesting. We get the siblings separated from one anoth
Cate Neuhauser
Thank god that Violet is an inventor, or she and her brother and sister would have been in Count Olaf's clutches or dead long ago. Violet's quick thinking and inventive prowess saved herself multiple times over the series, and chapter one of The Sleepy Slope was no different. Violet and Klaus had been pushed down the side of a mountain by Count Olaf, and the trailer they were trapped in was going faster and faster, closer and closer to the edge of the cliff. Violet was able to slow the speeding ...more
Persephone Smolen
the book starts with sunny being kidnapped by count olaf and Violet and Klaus joining the snow scouts and a boy using the initials V.F.D. The boy and Violet and Klaus go the the V.F.D headquarters the boy reveals himself to be Quigley Quagmire and tells them that V.F.D means volunteer fire department. meanwhile sunny has to do all the cooking and cleaning and count olaf has the 12 pages of the snicket file of couse Violet and Klaus have page 13 of the snicket file.Violet and Quigley climb up the ...more
Continuing where the last book ended, the children once again find themselves surrounded by action as they try to work their way through the unfortunate events.

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
Wow. Es el primer libro de la serie al que le doy cinco estrellas, porque esto se está poniendo cada vez más intenso.

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)

Todavía quedan muchas preguntas por responder, pero falta cada vez
No lo puedo creer, es el libro 10 (DIEZ) y todo sigue siendo fabuloso. Este autor me hace sonreír.
Aug 23, 2015 Epizeuxis rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who: read the ninth book.
Book the Tenth
"Extending from the highest peak in the Mortmain Mountains was a glittering white strip, like an enormous piece of shiny paper folded downward, or the wing of some tremendous bird. Sunny watched the very last rays of the sunset reflect off this enormous surface and slowly realized what it was: the source of the Stricken Stream. Like many streams, the Stricken Stream originated within the rocks of the mountains, and in the warmer season, Sunny could see that it cascaded down from
Mark Lawrence
I'm getting boring with 3* for the last 8 volumes in the series ... this one drifts close to 2*.

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
Emma Ruth
“Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean that it's nonsense.”

Snicket's work is full of little messages just like this one. Messages that everyone needs to know, because what is common sense to some may not be common sense to others.

But on with my review. I thoroughly enjoyed The Slippery Slope. We get new characters (view spoiler), and surprising development
Violet and Klaus are in a precarious predicament at the start of this story, separated from Sunny. In addition to the story of the Baudelaire orphans, there are verbal gems like these throughout the story ...

“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
Taylor Ramirez
No, not Carmelita Spats, I hate her so much. She’s so annoying…ugh!

“If you have ever been a student, then you know that there is usually one such person at every school and that once you have graduated you hope never to see them again.”—page 69

Oh yeah.

Can we push Carmelita off the cliff?

Snicket’s letter to his sister in the middle of chapter 5 was really funny for some reason.

Quigley Quagmire! Which I kind of spoiled for myself because I was flipping through the book to see the chapter pictures
I loved this one too! I loved it so much that I couldn't stop reading until I was finished with it. I love how the children are growing and developing, especially Sunny. She has come a long way from the first couple of books. I loved the part where she was saying whatever she wanted to Olaf and his troupe because they couldn't understand her. The series just keeps getting better with each book. I may be a little sad when I finish it.
Dzemo Sh
A Series of Unfortunate Events keeps getting better end better, and this is owed to the much improved character development, overall world-building and direction the whole story has taken.

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
I liked the tenth instalment of The Series of Unfortunate Events but it definitely wasn't my favourite in the series so far.

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
Emma Stolo
1. The Slippery Slope, by Lemony Snicket. The book starts where The Carnivorous Carnival, the 9th book, left off. Klaus and Violet are rolling down a steep mountainside in a caravan Count Olaf cut loose from the back of his car. The main characters in this book would be Violet, Klaus, Sunny, Quigley, Count Olaf, Esme, and Carmelita Spats. And the minor characters would be The Man with No Hair but with a Beard, The Lady with Hair but No Beard, Bruce, The Hook-Handed Man, and The Two White-Faced W ...more
yeah okay this was good.
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.

A Series of Unfortunate Events were by far my favourite books when I was growing up. But as you grow older, your tastes change, so I decided to reread the thirteen books to find out if I still like them or not. As it turns out, I enjoy them just as much now as I did back then.

A lot of people hate Lemony Snicket's writing style, and I feel like they are waaaaayy
Elison Daher
The slippery slope by lemony snicket was an amazing book and I would recommend it to anybody that likes mysteries and stories that are really odd at points. This story is about the Baudelaire children...Violet, Klaus, and Sunny who have to go to their uncle... Count Olaf...because their parents died in a horrible fire, which leaves their fortune to the eldest Baudelaire, Violet. This specific number of the series is about how Count Olaf and his group of villans capture Sunny and take her as bait ...more
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Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer is Dead, and 13 Words. His new series is All The Wrong Questions.

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Other Books in the Series

A Series of Unfortunate Events (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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“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, because if anything happened on the road less traveled, the other travelers would be on the road more frequently traveled and so couldn't hear him as he cried for help. Sure enough, that poet is dead.” 1376 likes
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