The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events #10)
I might be as wicked as Count Olaf or the other two mysterious new villains for wishing that the children would just be as bad as their ultimate bane. They should have just let Esme fall into the pit.
As the Baudelaires' unfortunate circumstances fill the tenth book of the series, many mysteries are solved but are still replaced by new ones. And as the Baudelaires reach the V.F.D. headquarters, they think that maybe, just maybe, they had found the answers to many of the...more
"The Slippery Slope" continues Snicket's ongoing philosophical exploration of, well, slippe...more
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...more
Ever read a book in a series and find lots of references to things that you don't remember from the previous books? That is one issue that these books never have. The author is excellent about reminding you about people and events that have happened in the pas...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
While the story had been getting good leading into this book, the reader met a lot of McGiver-like events here. Using forks to climb a frozen waterfall, for instance. It seems as the story is more complicated than I thought. We have bosses to Olaf, and a far bigger scheme that involves burning down homes of all the V.F.D., which does seem to stand for volunteer fire department as I thought several books ago. The Baudelaires are not the only ones with a fortune to be captured. And that...more
Nonetheless ASoUE is charmingly long-running and convoluted in the same way that X-Files and Lost are meant to be, rife wi...more
What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a runaway caravan hurtling down a precipitous mountain slope? Fourteen-year-old Violet, the oldest orphan of the three Baudelaires, decides to try to slow the velocity of the caravan with a drag-chute invention involving a viscous combination of blackstrap molasses, maple syrup, maraschino liqueur, peanut butter, etc. If plummeting to their death weren't scary enough, Violet and her brother Klaus have been separated from Sunny, their baby sister...more
However, new friendships are formed and new discoveries are made. The Baudelaires begin to learn more about V. F. D., most...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
Vocabulary that children will learn in this book: Harrowing, repulsion, receptacle, facinorous, ruse, defected, able-bodied, concoct, perilous, interference, drag chute, detach, culinary, tumult, escapade, jagged, hurtling, ferocity, stagger, ukulele, swerve, navigate, fate, vehicle, ambiguous, inseparable, perish, gurgling, ore, high-altitude, deposit, geological, ominous, ghastly, ascertain, whimper, tedious, sufficient, individual, practitioner, fraught, s...more
"Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like..."
"It is always tedious when someone says that if you don't stop crying, they will give you something to cry about because if you are crying than you already have something to cry about, an...more
Violet and Klaus end up finding the VFD headquarters, but it has burned down.
Meanwhile, Sunny discovers her talent for cooking when Count Olaf makes her do all the chores for his troupe, including making meals.
Violet and Klaus discover someone they thought was de...more
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