The Slippery Slope
Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book in this... show more
Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without. Ages 10+
Publish date: October 1st 2003
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events 1 (#10)
❝The Baudelaire orphans, however, had no choice but to be on the road less traveled.❞ The 'Slippery Slope' finds the orphans divided, as Klaus and Violet must save their little sister from the clutches of their mortal enemy: count Olaf. In this chapter of their unfortunate adventures they do find a...
This review can also be found at Goodreads. With the carnival in flames below them and Olaf revealing their disguises are no longer fooling him, things aren't looking good for the unlucky orphans. Separated from their younger sister Sunny it's up to Violet and Klaus to save her and get to VFD head...
Think how hard it is to write one really good book for *any* age group. Lemony Snicket wrote 13 terrific books in a row, and it's accurate to say they're splendid for all ages. (I know I'm getting ahead of myself, since this is only book 10. I've actually read them all already at least once before; ...
It's been interesting to watch the evolution of this series. The first four books certainly followed a particular formula with slight changes. The tone was almost gothic, with an attempt at dark humor. The next two stepped out a little farther, but remained close to that formula. Each book seemed to...