Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Book 83: The Grim Grotto

The Grim Grotto is the eleventh volume in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. After being washed down a mountain stream and becoming separated from the third Quagmire Triplet, the Baudelaire Orphans are rescued by a good guy member of VFD in his submarine and they explore underwater for the final VFD clue in the sugar bowl. Naturally Count Olaf shows up, as well as a little girl who calls everyone a "cakesniffer" (one of my new favorite insults I will never use), and trouble ensues.

Now that we are eleven volumes into a thirteen volume series, I am just about ready for things to wrap up. More revelations, some doublecrossing, joy and disappointments, and a nice touch at the end which is far different than the previous ten volumes makes this another quality effort by Snicket (Daniel Handler).

I am also running out of things to write about these books since I've read the last five or so volumes in a short period of time and the books still follow something of a formula, and still has the same issues of the Baudelaires and Count Olaf. Almost done with the set.

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