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Old May 6th, 2007, 3:51 am
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You guys are depressing me, I don't think I want to finish the series now. It is pretty annoying how he repeats everything, but they're awesome! My sister likes them too. She didn't finish the series either because I haven't bought the books!


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Old July 11th, 2007, 11:53 pm
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Can someone tell me how the series ends? I've read about half of the books, but I don't really like the series that much. I just want to know because they mentioned it on an old PotterCast.


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Old July 26th, 2007, 4:38 am
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For the endings check wikipedia.org
The final book had the worst ending ever. NO questions were answered, new ones were brought up.


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Old July 26th, 2007, 4:42 am
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I was reading them and just waiting for something to really HAPPEN. Nope. Very lame ending. It was still fun, though, and I enjoyed the movie.


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I loved all of the books until the last one So unsatisfying


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Old July 26th, 2007, 5:14 am
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i have read all of them. i agree with everyone else, the end was kind of disappointing


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Old July 27th, 2007, 6:46 pm
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I like the books, interesting plot idea Handler had. I do have to say though, the last book really wasn't good to me. I expected more from it, and we are all left clueless.


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Old July 27th, 2007, 8:31 pm
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I absolutely love the Unfortunate Events Series. I love how they evolve so much from a simple goodies and baddies story to one with many twists-VFD, Kit Snicket and the island- and the three Baudelaires evolve with them. My favourite book is the Austere Academy because that's when the Quagmires and VFD are introduced and also i think Carmiletta Spatz is evil but fantastic creation.

Has anyone else read The Beatrice Letters-they're set ten years after the end and Beatrice is trying to find the Baudelaires and Lemony Snicket. I really enjoyed reading it and if you like a series of unfortunate events, it's worth a shot.


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Old July 29th, 2007, 10:05 am
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Yeah The Beatrice Letters was good. I liked pushing the letters out to make words.

Did any of you read Horseradish and other bitter truths you can't avoid? Are there any clues in it about the series? I flicked through it in the shop but didn't buy it as it just looked like a series of random quotes...


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Old August 16th, 2007, 1:55 am
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i think the series is good-though its not as good as HP-but its still a useful alternative since it has a different writing style (which,in my opinion, is its BIGGEST selling point) and an unusual plot.

the movie was excellent-I LOVED IT-thought they were going to make a mess of the it my bundling together the first few books into a single movie-but it turned out brilliant. jim carrey-outstanding as always+some pretty good acting from the kids as well(which was surprising,since i was kinda expecting a wooden performance from them)



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I know a lot of people like these books, but I honestly don't get it. I don't like the books. I read the first two and they just seemed like they were about nothing. Or maybe because I just like happy endings.


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They are enjoyable but repetitive. Like many series the ending was a bit of a mess.


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I was reading these a few years ago. I think I got up to about number nine when I got a bit bored of them. They are alright books but I kind of got bored of the storyline. It felt like it was dragging out a bit and he just kept writing these books for the sole purpose of reaching book 13 (as opposed to writing to develop a story). Just my opinion. But they are alright. I might have to get back into them sometime so I can see how the Baudelaire kids ended up.


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Yeah I did read the Beatrice letters they were nice to read. The ending was bizarre but when I look back at it its nice that it didn’t have a typical cliché happy ever after ending like most books do. I think Mr. Snicket was trying to emphasize that one doesn’t always get the answers to their problems or when /if they do there are more questions, things don’t always work out the way we want them too.


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theyre pretty good, but he emphasizes the dreariness too much, and it gets boring after a while


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I really liked them at first (I started reading them when I was like 9 or 10), but lost interest after The Grim Grotto. Last holidays I was thinking of reading Penultimate Peril and The End, but my friends who had read it told me not to waste my time and I trust them. I asked what happened and they said nothing was really resolved, so I didn't bother with it...


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Old November 27th, 2007, 9:23 pm
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yeah, it goes off with a cliff hanger, and that REALLY bothers me. I didn't care if it ended with a happy ending or not, i just didnt want no satisfying ending.

This is a spoiler of how the book ends, so don't read this if you dont want it spoiled. but its really stupid anyways, so i may as well just save you the misery.
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They get stranded on an island, where its kind of like a dictatorship and all the people listen to this guy who wants everyone to be the same and not modern. and they eat the same stuff every day, wear the same stuff, etc. I don't remember what happened to Count Olaf, but i think he ruled the inhabitants in the end. and in the end, they take off on the boat with the baby of Kit Snicket. it was sooooooo horribly done. i can't believe i read all 13 books for this. if it was like a trilogy or something, i wouldn't be as mad, but i read 13 books about this!!!! i didn't really enjoy all of them either, so....


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Re: Lemony Snicket

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Count Olaf died. Ishmael killed him with the harpoon gun. You weren't completely off, though, he tried to take over the island (and name it Olaf-land ), but he didn't succeed


I think that the open ending was a good ending for the series, but I would have preferred it to be less open. If everything in the entire series were to be explained, it would take a lot more than 13 books.

It did get repetitive toward the end, but I really like the way they're written.


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They were great when I was 10ish. But then I got bored of reading the same thing over and over although I did finish the series.
I think its because the books came out too slowly and I grew up so wasn't very interesting after! (not that i'm very mature for my age hehe)
If anyone gets what i'm trying to say.


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Re: Lemony Snicket

I did love the books...then the movie and book 13 ruined everything!

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THE QUAGMIRES NEVER CAME BACK!!!! WHAT-THE-HECK???? NOTHING WAS EXPLAINED! It was like...a bad joke...


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