Synopses & Reviews
Unless you are a slug, a sea anemone, or mildew, you probably prefer not to be damp. You might also prefer not to read this book, in which the Baudelaire siblings encounter an unpleasant amount of dampness as they descend into the depths of despair, underwater.
In fact, the horrors they encounter are too numerous to list, and you wouldn't want me even to mention the worst of it, which includes mushrooms, a desperate search for something lost, a mechanical monster, a distressing message from a lost friend, and tap dancing.
As a dedicated author who has pledged to keep recording the depressing story of the Baudelaires, I must continue to delve deep into the cavernous depths of the orphans' lives. You, on the other hand, may delve into some happier book in order to keep your eyes and your spirits from being dampened.
With all due respect, Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket s saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to provoke suspicion and dispair in readers the world over. In the eleventh and most alarming volume yet in the phenomenally bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events, the intrepid siblings delve ever deeper into the mystery surrounding the death of their parents and the baffling organization of V.F.D.
< p=""> Time spent by the sea can be refreshing and rejuvenating, and may be just the thing the Baudelaire orphans need after their exhausting mountain adventure.<> < p=""> Violet, who likes to invent things, would surely find interesting contraptions to explore in a sea-bound vessel such as a submarine. Klaus, an avid reader, would certainly be interested in doing some research into the peculiar habits of certain mushrooms. And Sunny, who loves to bite things and is learning to cook, may enjoy the surprising food that comes from the sea.<> < p=""> Regardless of all the wonders the world of water has to offer, the Baudelaire siblings should hone their skills while ocean bound, just in case this journey turns out to be the most dreadful yet in a series of unfortunate events.<>
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.
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