The Ersatz Elevator
If you have just picked up this book, then it is not too late to put it back down. Like the previous books in A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, there is nothing to be found in these pages but misery, despair, and discomfort, and you still have time to choose something else to read.
Within the chapters of this story, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a...more
OH. HELL. YEAH.
I love this series - which, in case you live under a rock or have been up to this point blessed enough to have a Goodreads feed untouched by my screaming, is my favorite in the world - for so many reasons.
These reasons include:
- the characters
- the world
- the language
- the precision of the secrecy
- the mystery
- EVERYTHING, BASICALLY.
And this book is standout in all of those categories even in the realm of this series!!! Like, can you believe. Lemony Snicket reall ...more
Things I Love About This One:
- I love that Sunny has a bigger part to play!
- Olaf's constant cultural appropriation is another reason to realise he's so evil
- VFD'S PLOT BEGINS TO THI ...more
The story formula is eroding by book 6 and some welcome variety / twists are introduced.
More surreal adventure, more amusement for the adults in the translation of Sunny's bon mots. More skulduggery from Count Olaf and friends. Very few questions answered and lots more posed.
Whilst the absurdity doesn't scale the heights of Sunny's teeth vs sword duel in book 4 we do get to see Sunny scale the heights ...more
There is no elevator so they have to climb the stairs to go in and out and what a climbit is! Mrs. Squalor isn't nice at all and we find out she's a schemer!
The kids also get information on their friends they met in the other book.
And of course there is Olaf!!!
OMG OMG THIS KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER!
I think this may be the best entry to the series as far as the first 6 books are concerned. A lot of revelations were revealed, especially with regards to the Quagmire twins. I knew there was something fishy going on with Esmé Squalor as soon as she was introduced in this book. As for Jerome Squalor...why? Just why would he abandon and give away the Baudelaires? I feel like he would be a really great guardian for them. Oh well, I understand his ...more
Seriously now. Halfway through I know what is going to happen: the Baulderies will find out a way to stop Count Olaf who will be revealed in the end (with Mr. Poe assisting, appearing from nowhere at all, coming from the mountains in a random place) and manag ...more
The Ersatz Elevator is the sixth novel of the children's novel series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The Baudelaires are sent to live with the wealthy Esmé and Jerome Squalor.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و یکم آوریل سال 2004 میلادی
عنوان: آسانسور قلابی: سری ماجراهای بچه های بدشانس - کتاب ششم؛ نویسنده: لمونی (لیمونی) اسنیکت؛ تصویرگر: برت هالکویست؛ مترجم: نسترن پاشایی (پاشائی)؛ تهران، ماهی، 1383؛ در 186 ص، مصور؛ ...more
I liked this one a lot!
Even if the main plot and development is the same as the previous books, it had a very fun and enjoyable story with some additions and a very cool, even if simple, setting.
I liked how different the two new guardians are, how Mr Squalor wants to help the children and even if he understands them he has to please at the same time Mrs Squalor.
Her character is absolutely terrible, but in a fun way, she was so focused on what was in and out that was the only thing that matt ...more
یه مورد قابل توجه که به نظرم جالب بود، ترسیم شخصیتهایی کاریکاتورگون و اغراقآمیز از افرادیه که به صورت بیمارگون به این اهمیت میدن که چی مده و هر چهقدرم از سلایقشون دور باشه و حتی قشنگ نباشه، باز حاضر نیستن از مد دست بکشن و چشم بسته دنبالش میکنن.
یادگاری از کتاب:
حتی اگر از یک چیز نترسید هم ممکن است دوست نداشته باشید به آن نزدیک شوید.
وقتی مدت درازی است که کسی را میشناسی ...more
من عاشق این مجموعه شده ام. با اینکه خیلی از اتفاقات ساده و حتی بچه گونه هستن، با اینکه بیشتر از اینکه از کنت اولاف حرصم بگیره از خود بودلرها شاکی می شم!
استایل نویسنده رو خیلی خیلی خیلی دوست داشتم و خیلی دوست دارم بدونم که مترجم چه طور قسمت هایی که کلمات رو معنی می کنه ترجمه کرده.
فعلا یه کم از ا ...more
“The children knew, as I'm sure you know, that there is usually no reason to be afraid of the dark, but even if you are not particularly afraid of something, you might not want to get near it”
This installment wasn't my favorite but there was still lots to enjoy about it.
The Baudelaire children are back again and as unlucky as usual. This time the Baudelaire's are staying with a couple that is obsessed with anything "in," meaning trendy. This leads to some great satire and some really fun s ...more
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