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A Series of Unfortunate Events - The End

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Author:  Lemony Snicket
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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.

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Oct 19,2012
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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The End by Lemony Snicket

The three orphan children have been adopted by many guardians who are good or bad or killed or teamed up with their very first guardian, Count Olaf who devised plot after plot to steal their fortune which all failed so far. On the way, they discovered terrible secrets about their parents who prevented their children from knowing and is now stranded on an island which they don't know or anyone else along with Count Olaf. The island seemed deserted or so they thought...

If you are a first-timer, I'd advise to read the previous twelve books of this series but if you don't want to read all that, who am I to stop you? I recommend this for fans that have been through the journey with the Baudelaires and those who wants to start from The End.

Oct 10,2011
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If you have read any of the books from ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, then you will have experienced one of the most life changing books of all time. Well that is what these books did for me. I now have finished the last one, and only wish that there was more to read. These books are so unfortunate, that some might say that 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. If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are kind-hearted, quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and THE END may be the worst one of all.

The sibling’s misfortune started when their parents perished in a horrible fire, which not only killed them, but also their home, and their possessions. The sibling were then placed in the care of a distant relative, Count Olaf, one who is so evil that it hurts to write his name. Count Olaf cared nothing of the orphans but their fortune, which the eldest Baudelaire, Violet would inherit when she turned 18. The count hatched scheme after scheme to try to steal their money, each almost killing the children. Along the way, the siblings uncovered secrets about their parents, and even themselves, leading them to the day that starts THE END.

This book is the last in a Series of Unfortunate Events, and if you have or have not braved the previous 12 volumes, then you should probably know that this book contains unpleasantries such as a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous bird cage, a deadly poison, and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents. In THE END, the Baudelaire’s and Count Olaf survive a fearsome storm while in a boat, and  wash up on a Coastal shelf – a place in the middle of nowhere, where everything eventually ends up washing up. Cold, drenched and starving, the siblings look for a place to stay. The poor children lost their dear friends in the storm, and have only Count Olaf for company. This man is so dreadful that they would rather still be in the storm than on an island with him. He also holds one of the most deadly fungi in the world – the Medusoid Mycelium. As the poem goes “A single spore has such grim power, that you may die within the hour.” The children certainly did not feel safe with this poison in the hands of Count Olaf. Even though they seem alone in the middle of nowhere, this mysterious island in fact, does have a population. Its leader Ishmael, controls the island, and somehow knows about the Baudelaire’s. On the island, everyone must wear white robes, and eat the same 3 meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, day after day. It is a very boring yet unchangeable life – so the citizens believe. At first, the orphans think nothing much of the island, but then they discover secrets even bigger than they could imagine. Secrets about their past, their parents, and their friends.

This book is truly the best book I have ever read. I feel like the Baudelaire orphans are real people, not just fictional characters. I strongly recommend you read this book, however before reading THE END, I advise you to read the previous 12 books.

 

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