Like handshakes, house pets, or raw carrots, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up -- and down -- a range of strange and distressing mountains.
In order to spare you any further repulsion, it would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story, particularly a secret message, a toboggan, a deceitful trap, a swarm of snow gnats, a scheming villain, a troupe of organized youngsters, a covered casserole dish, and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire.
Unfortunately, I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire Orphans. There is no reason for you to dedicate yourself to such things, and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery book slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle, or deep pit.
With all due respect,
Davvero bello. Fantastiche le citazioni e i continui riferimenti dell'autore sull'importanza della buona lettura. Mi sono commossa per la prima frase compiuta di Sunny ("non sono più un bebè") e per quella delicatissima scena in cui Snicket lascia a Violet un momento di privacy. Questo forse è il mio preferito :)...Continua
I felt that the pacing of this was a little weired. I liked the cold mountains and the fact that there was a secret organisation, and even worse villains. But there seemed to be a lot of time standing around mountain tops without much being done. The books are definitely changing plot into a more continuous story. I'm not entirely sure how I felt about that. I do enjoy a good story arc, however it seemed like there wasn't quite enough peril here. Perhaps I've just become used to it. But it was nice seeing the children move towards treachery....Continua