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“The End” by Lemony Snicket

Saturday, November 05, 2011 - Book Reading
“The End” by Lemony Snicket

Back of the Book:

Dear Reader,

You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope.

This book is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even if you braved the previous twelve volumes, you probably can’t stand such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous bird cage, and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents.

It has been my solemn occupation to complete the history of the Baudelaire orphans, and at last I am finished. You likely have some other occupation, so if I were you I would drop this book at once, so the end does not finish you.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Barbara’s Review on Goodreads.com:

What a lazy author. Taking us down the garden path through 12 books and then ending the series without really completing the story. As a children’s librarian, I no longer recommend this series to kids. I hate to see them as disappointed as I was at this really stupid final book. Shame on you, Mr. Snicket!! (read the entire review here)

Pages: 324

Published: 2006-10-13

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=2.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book is that he answers very few questions. I’m not a reader that needs to have every single loose end tied up, but some of the supposedly big questions are never answered. Why is this? Wait, who cares?! The books are only passably decent at their very best anyway!

The very best thing about this book is that it’s the last one! Oh sweet heavens, thank you! That’s it! There aren’t any more of these mind-numbingly awful books to read! *happy dance*

Challenges:

This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, and the Full Steampunk Ahead.

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