The good evil, noble villain theme expands The children are the spies In addition they meet and join the circus freaks who they see put to the test decent people in a hard place offered difficult choices will they act like noble people or villains The circus freaks are a test case, an example, perhaps an illustration of how Olaf s hench people perhaps Olaf himself descended by degrees into villainy.
We are tantalized withmysteries andpossible solutions we discover the secret that has allowed Olaf to find the children time and againAnd at the end the children face danger and hard choices themselves.
Continues with the familiar humour, word games etc Also, Sunny continues to grow, expands her vocabulary, and starts to show an interest in cooking which becomes her thing in later books Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes Dear Reader,The Word Carnivorous, Which Appears In The Title Of This Book, Means Meat Eating, And Once You Have read Such A Bloodthirsty Word, There Is No Reason To read Any Further This Carnivorous Volume Contains Such A Distressing Story That Consuming Any Of Its Contents Would Be Far Stomach Turning Than Even The Most Imbalanced MealTo Avoid Causing Discomfort, It Would Be Best If I Didn T Mention Any Of The Unnerving Ingredients Of This Story, Particularly A Confusing Map, An Ambidextrous Person, An Unruly Crowd, A Wooden Plank, And Chabo The Wolf BabySadly For Me, My Time Is Filled With Researching And Recording The Displeasing And Disenchanting Lives Of The Baudelaire Orphans But Your Time Might Be Better Filled With Something Palatable, Such As Eating Your Vegetables, Or Feeding Them To Someone Else With All Due Respect, Lemony Snicket My daughter and I adored the entire series, but this episode is my favorite It contains perhaps the funniest of Lemony Snicket s etymological digressions It marks the point where the larger story begins to evolve, where the traumatized young Baudelaire orphans first turn the tables on their arch nemesis, Count Olaf And it s also a point where both the orphans and the story mature, evolving from a good vs evil fairy tale of morbid victimhood into a subtle study of moral complexity.
It s a pity that so many people who begin this series give up after three or four volumes But if you make it through The Carniverous Carnival, you won t want to stop.
I loved the carnival theme this book had going, I was excited that Klaus, Violet, and Sunny dressed up in disguises to fuck up Count Olaf s shit, the mystery of V.
D is still unsolved, one of their parents might be alive and those poor lions oh my gahhhhButHOLY MADAME LULU THAT ENDING.
THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT ENDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING I WAS JUMPING ALL OVER MY BED AND SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ONE OF MY DOGS This was me after reading that ending I M READY FOR BOOK 10 Richard The Carnivorous Carnival A Series of Unfortunate Events 9 , Lemony SnicketUnfortunate Events series follows the tragic tale of three orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire who are investigating their parents mysterious death The siblings are saddled with an evil guardian named Count Olaf portrayed by Emmy winning actor Neil Patrick Harris , who will do whatever it takes to get his hands on the Baudelaires inheritance Violet, Klaus, and Sunny must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling devious plans and disguises The series is based on the best selling series of books by Lemony Snicket aka Daniel Handler 2011 1393 216 21 .
The answer to nearly every question is written down someplace It just might take a while to findIn their ninth misadventure, for once, the Baudelaire orphans and not the horrible count Olaf are the in incognito ones, disguising themselves among the freaks of a Carnival And, for once, it s count Olaf who s going to be the victim of their clever plan or maybe not I can t believe I am already almost done with this series It really is been quite a ride This book was different than the others and so gave a little shake to the usual development of the plot the orphans get adopted by an actually nice person, count Olaf appears in one of his many disguises, but and the adults don t believe the children s warnings, they end up killed and the orphans are orphanized again , so I liked it evenAnd the main plot going on throughout the series is slowly being relieved I can t wait for all the pieces of the puzzle to fall back together I liked this book a lotthat I thought although everytime I am close to finding out everything it just slips form my fingertips and I have to wait for the next book.
Once again I get the chance to say write the most glorious words in the English language This is a particularly fantastic installment in the GREATEST SERIES OF ALL TIME.
In case you re new here or somehow able to ignore me doing the internet equivalent of nonstop screaming about this series I LOVE THESE books SO MUCH.
This one is, as mentioned, particularly next level at putting all other excuses for literature to shame It breaks from the typical format Our lil gang grows up There s an exploration of moral absolutism, a questioning of whether anyone is truly good or evil, and whether evil acts can be motivated by pure intentions There s a condemnation of normalcy, one which points out TO A MAIN AUDIENCE OF CHILDREN MAY I REMIND YOU that no one is normal and everyone s got something freakish about them.
Also, there are fortune tellers and inventions and disguises and Thai food and page repetition to mock d j vu and, as always, some of the best world building and narration of all time.
IT S A GREAT BOOK AND I HAVE A MIGRAINE SO I NEED TO STOP LOOKING AT A SCREEN NOW.
Bottom line If you haven t read these books yet and don t plan to in the immediate future, clearly you don t care about me AT ALL.
In this installment, the Baudelaires arrive at Caligari Carnival after hitching a ride in Count Olaf s trunk Their plan, as usual, is to seek safety from Count Olaf, but they soon discover that there s nowhere to go, and Count Olaf will be in the vicinity for some time to come They take a huge chance by disguising themselves as freaks in order to participate in Caligari Carnival s freak show Violet and Clause as a two headed freak, and Sunny as Chabo the Wolf Baby , which lands them working right alongside Count Olaf.
Now that the Baudelaires are in close quarters with Count Olaf and his troupe, they discoverinteresting clues about V.
D and othershocking facts regarding their parents Will the childrens stealthy behavior pay off Will they ever discover what happened to their parentsOne of the most troublesome things in life is that what you do or do not want has very little to do with what does or does not happen This one had us on edge The children are incredibly close to danger once again, working up close with Count Olaf and his nasty accomplices This added a lot of suspense There were slow parts, but it didn t take long to pick up, and we found ourselves racing to discover what would happen with the children this time aroundFate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don t always like We appreciated the new characters in this installment Madame Lulu is an interesting new character that ties in with a few of the other books She s willing to help the Baudelaires, which is rare and often ends disastrously.
Comparable to the other books, there are many new vocabulary words introduced for children to learn in this installment including haughtily, depict, contortionist, eavesdropping, ambidextrous, and dilemma to name a few.
The ending had us quite shocked, and like last time, we had to move right on to the next book Overall, we really enjoyed this one.