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...more
We begin with the Baudelaires who are now being delivered by Mr. Poe to their new guardians (the Squalors) at 667 Dark Avenue. After meeting Jerome and Esmé Squalor, it seems that everything might finally work out and the children will actually have a safe place to stay in this massive, 71-room penthouse apartment. Jerome Squalor is kind and has sympath ...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
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
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
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!!! ...more
Yet another horrible adventure awaits the Baudelaire orphans... what terrible disguise will this time choose the despicable count Olaf in order to put his scrawny hands on the children's fortune? There is only one way to find out... A terrible story in a delightful little book full of mystery and humour!
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 hi ...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
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
One would consider that I might be exhausted from the constant Count Olaf drama, but I have to ...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 real ...more
I did like the slight change in the status-quo with one of the guardians actually working with Count Olaf. ...more
The Ersatz Elevator is the sixth installment of the A Series of Unfortunate Events. My favorite character is still freaking Sunny. She's just so god damn adorable and I'm loving watching her growing up and shit. Freaking love it. Then there's Violet and Klaus who are amazing in their own way but don't hold a flame to Sunny. Sorry not sorry.
Then there's Olaf. Oh boy, I liked him more in this book. The guy is sort of becoming a ...more
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