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A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End

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All good things must come to an end
Recommended by Chris Bolton, Powells.com

Review-A-Day

"Fans by now know what to expect, and Snicket (the nom de plume of Daniel Handler) features more devilry by Count Olaf, lots of vocabulary lessons, and helpful translations of the dialogue of Sunny, the youngest Baudelaire....Thankfully, The End proves a more satisfying read than the pointless harpoonings of The Penultimate Peril." Yvonne Zipp, The Christian Science Monitor (read the entire CSM review)

Synopses & Reviews

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Publisher Comments:

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

Review:

"The series' ending is sad. And definitely unfortunate: The End leaves some loose ends....It does, however, provide a bittersweet ending, one that readers won't expect." The Houston Chronicle

Review:

"The mysteries pulled us in, but what makes the series irresistible is Snicket's dark humor....Readers won't want to miss Olaf's last ridiculous disguise, and the secrets embedded in this last safe place from the treachery of the world." Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"The End may not reach the comic highs of, say, The Austere Academy (wherein the infant Sunny, unable to form sentences, was forced to work as an administrative assistant). But it's more suspenseful than the other books..." Henry Alford, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[A] treasure trove of literary allusions...clever word play, sly humor and snarky asides. But the snarkiness began to grow wearisome by The Ersatz Elevator...Snicket has not really tied up the tale in a satisfying way." The Buffalo News

Synopsis:

All things must come to an end. Thankfully, this includes A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The 13th and final installment in the groundbreaking series will answer readers' most burning questions: Will Count Olaf prevail? Will the Baudelaires survive? Will the series end happily? And if there's nothing out there, what was that noise?

Synopsis:

Is there no rest for the travel worn and weary? Not if youand#8217;re Nathaniel Fludd, the worldand#8217;s youngest beastologist-in-training! All Nate really wants is to track down his missing parents, but when a unicorn falls mysteriously ill, Nateand#8217;s Aunt Phil makes it clear where a beastologistand#8217;s duty lies: to the beasts.and#160;

And if taking care of the worldand#8217;s beasts isnand#8217;t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must also keep them safe from the villainous Obediah Fludd, who intends to do them harm. With all this taking up every last bit of his energy and time, will Nate ever find the parents he is so absolutely convinced are alive?

About the Author

Lemony Snicket was born before you were, and is likely to die before you as well. His family has roots in a part of the country which is now underwater, and his childhood was spent in the relative splendor of the Snicket Villa which has since become a factory, a fortress and a pharmacy and is now, alas, someone else's villa.

To the untrained eye, Mr. Snicket's hometown would not appear to be filled with secrets. Untrained eyes have been wrong before. The aftermath of the scandal was swift, brutal and inaccurately reported in the periodicals of the day. It is true, however, that Mr. Snicket was stripped of several awards by the reigning authorities, including Honorable Mention, the Grey Ribbon and First Runner Up. The High Council reached a convenient if questionable verdict and Mr. Snicket found himself in exile.

Though his formal training was chiefly in rhetorical analysis, he has spent the last several eras researching the travails of the Baudelaire orphans. This project, being published serially by HarperCollins, takes him to the scenes of numerous crimes, often during the off-season. Eternally pursued and insatiably inquisitive, a hermit and a nomad, Mr. Snicket wishes you nothing but the best.

What Our Readers Are Saying

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s wilson, January 25, 2013 (view all comments by s wilson)
This series is the best thing since sliced bread! Ive read it 2 times!!!!
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ruizc, July 14, 2007 (view all comments by ruizc)
A real bumer to know it was the end of a great series. I would have rated a "5" if Lemony Snicket had not left me hanging with several unanswered questions!!!!
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mattiece, February 10, 2007 (view all comments by mattiece)
After I read this book I was more than a little irritated at Lemony SNicket for not answering all of my questions. But as I think about it, I enjoy researching and I think that if we look hard enough there is still more to be found in the series. I for one am waiting for "Horseradish: bitter truths you can't avoid" to say weather or not I am angry with Snicket. The one question that seems less and less likly to be answered is What is in the Sugarbowl.

The World is Quiet here

Quigley Quagmire.

please do, do, do visit my home page and snicket fan site at www.xanga.com/rememberJS
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064410168
Author:
Snicket, Lemony
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Illustrator:
Kupperman, Michael
Illustrator:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
La Fevers, R. L.
Author:
Handler, Daniel
Author:
Murphy, Kelly
Author:
by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist
Author:
Kupperman, Michael
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
October 13, 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in 1.00 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 368 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780064410168 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

All good things must come to an end

"Review A Day" by , "Fans by now know what to expect, and Snicket (the nom de plume of Daniel Handler) features more devilry by Count Olaf, lots of vocabulary lessons, and helpful translations of the dialogue of Sunny, the youngest Baudelaire....Thankfully, The End proves a more satisfying read than the pointless harpoonings of The Penultimate Peril." (read the entire CSM review)
"Review" by , "The series' ending is sad. And definitely unfortunate: The End leaves some loose ends....It does, however, provide a bittersweet ending, one that readers won't expect."
"Review" by , "The mysteries pulled us in, but what makes the series irresistible is Snicket's dark humor....Readers won't want to miss Olaf's last ridiculous disguise, and the secrets embedded in this last safe place from the treachery of the world."
"Review" by , "The End may not reach the comic highs of, say, The Austere Academy (wherein the infant Sunny, unable to form sentences, was forced to work as an administrative assistant). But it's more suspenseful than the other books..."
"Review" by , "[A] treasure trove of literary allusions...clever word play, sly humor and snarky asides. But the snarkiness began to grow wearisome by The Ersatz Elevator...Snicket has not really tied up the tale in a satisfying way."
"Synopsis" by , All things must come to an end. Thankfully, this includes A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The 13th and final installment in the groundbreaking series will answer readers' most burning questions: Will Count Olaf prevail? Will the Baudelaires survive? Will the series end happily? And if there's nothing out there, what was that noise?
"Synopsis" by ,
Is there no rest for the travel worn and weary? Not if youand#8217;re Nathaniel Fludd, the worldand#8217;s youngest beastologist-in-training! All Nate really wants is to track down his missing parents, but when a unicorn falls mysteriously ill, Nateand#8217;s Aunt Phil makes it clear where a beastologistand#8217;s duty lies: to the beasts.and#160;

And if taking care of the worldand#8217;s beasts isnand#8217;t difficult enough, Nate and Aunt Phil must also keep them safe from the villainous Obediah Fludd, who intends to do them harm. With all this taking up every last bit of his energy and time, will Nate ever find the parents he is so absolutely convinced are alive?

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