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,
My Rating: 3/5
This book was different from the previous ones in that it is told from two different perspectives. Violet and Klaus is one and Sunny and Count Olaf is the other one.
I thought that this book didn't have as much depth to it as the previous few books in this series. It seemed to be more of a book written solely to set up the last two books in the series.
Sunny developed more in this book than she has the previous nine books combined. Violet and Klaus also seemed much more mature in this instalment.
I am interested in finding out where this series is going and how they are going to meet up with the Quagmire triplets/twins.