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I really liked the series overall, however I did not like The End at all. Nothing was explained and it felt rushed and made little sense. Sorry fans of The End, I just really didn't care for it.


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Old May 18th, 2008, 7:59 pm
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I really liked Lemony Snickets dark humour and writing. If it weren't for that, I probably wouldn't have bothered past the first book. I was very disappointed with the last few books, because I was expecting it to be wrapped up. Hardly anything was and it ended up being really unsatisfying.


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Old June 25th, 2008, 3:39 pm
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I read these books a couple or more years ago, and I really just couldn't get into them. I thought that they were all going to be the same until the very end by reading the first six books, which were pretty much the same thing repeated only with different name for places and people. But then here recently I've taken the time to read them all again. And they're some of the best books that I've had the chance to read. In the end, it was really interesting how you learn that

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The Baudelaire parents were the people that orphaned Count Olaf, with a box of poison darts.


And that, everyone is an orphan.

All in all, it's a pretty good series , when you're younger you might not have as much patience, and might not pay close attention to the plot.


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Old October 8th, 2008, 4:27 am
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Has anyone read or glanced at the paper backs? It says they include new comics, stories and advice from Lemony


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Old October 8th, 2008, 4:35 am
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Has anyone read his autobiography? It's really interesting. The Letters is really good as well.


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I liked A Series of Unfortunate Events, but I didn't like the ending. There was so much mystery and emphasis on V.F.D. and everything surrounding it, but the last book was a letdown. After I finished The End, I was confused about what the point of it was. It was more of a filler than a book that concluded the series. It could have been better.


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Wish I had, but things like that are difficult to find in librarys here in Norway, and I don't have money to buy it... Is it worth buying? If I get some money (probably not until my next birthday - it is almost a year before it comes - if I don't find myself a job...) I might buy it, but if it's not worth the money, then I could have used them on something else, like another book...


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I wonder why I bothered reading the entire series now. Well, they weren't awful, but it just got annoying when it talked about how miserable they were every few sentences. The End was just awful...but the rest of the series overall wasn't bad


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I read these books last year or the year before that and I am really forgetting everything. I do remember that it was a very good book. But I was young and foolish then (I know what your saying that was only 1 or 2 years ago), but back then I thought Disney Channel movies were the greatest kind of movies ever. Weird...they're poorly acted. Anyways, Morning Star, it is very interesting and anyone who wants to know a bit more about Lemony Snicket should read them, but it really isn't worth spending $10 or $15 on it. I'm not sure at all on what the prices are in Norway. If you really want it though Amazon has great prices on books.


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I read these books last year or the year before that and I am really forgetting everything. I do remember that it was a very good book. But I was young and foolish then (I know what your saying that was only 1 or 2 years ago), but back then I thought Disney Channel movies were the greatest kind of movies ever. Weird...they're poorly acted. Anyways, Morning Star, it is very interesting and anyone who wants to know a bit more about Lemony Snicket should read them, but it really isn't worth spending $10 or $15 on it. I'm not sure at all on what the prices are in Norway. If you really want it though Amazon has great prices on books.
I've only bought a few of them, for cheap prices at my school's book fairs. Most of them I read at the bookstore or at the library. I understand what you mean about the 1 or 2 years thing, a lot can change in that time


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The moral ambiguity in this series is what intrigues me. I also wonder what the Great Unknown was.


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I loved A Series of Unfortunate Events when I was younger. I've read every book at least once, and some more than once. I think I've read the Ersatz Elevator the most, as it was in my classroom library for grade 6, 7, 8 and I would read it when I was bored.

I thought the series was great up until the final book. I extremely disliked the ending as the author didn't explain anything that happens to the main characters. Since reading the final novel I have yet to read a Lemony Snicket book again.


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I'd settle for a poorly written ending opposed to his ending....


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You know, I've never finished this seris, I'm not exactly sure why. I only read up to book six and then stopped. That was way back when the first movie was released. I haven't really had the urge to finish the books, however I would rather like to know how it ended.


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I loved the Series of Unfortunate Events. They're quite unlike any other series I've read, which makes a good read for me. I read book one when I was a kid (the only series I read without watching the film first. Yeah, maybe Twilight was another series which I've read before the film, but then, I have seen the Twilight trailers way before I read the series. It's an annoying habbit.)

Anyway, as Animagi Girl says, the ambiguity, and the grey areas make ASUE a good read.


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I didn't even know they had a movie . I'm not too sure how much i would like it though....


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I didn't even know they had a movie . I'm not too sure how much i would like it though....
If you like movies that stick to the books, then you'll like the movie adaption of Lemony Snicket. It's based on the first three books and is really well done. Jim Carey plays Count Olaf.


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If you like movies that stick to the books, then you'll like the movie adaption of Lemony Snicket. It's based on the first three books and is really well done. Jim Carey plays Count Olaf.
I actually wasn't impressed by the film. I didn't think that it stuck to the books much, it rather rushed the first three books. I also think that Snicket's style and darker humor was difficult to get across through the film (And i think these were some of the more appealing elements of the series.)


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that's the reason why i think it wouldn't do good as a movie. Lemony Snicket really talks as a narrator and he has many comments outside of simply describing things, and unless the movie has overvoice, it would be very hard to convey. either way, i'm not sure i would like that too much either.


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that's the reason why i think it wouldn't do good as a movie. Lemony Snicket really talks as a narrator and he has many comments outside of simply describing things, and unless the movie has overvoice, it would be very hard to convey. either way, i'm not sure i would like that too much either.
The movie doe have some narration and such, but I wouldn't really recommend it. It is most definitely not a must-see.


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