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The last volume of the fabulously popular A Series of Unfortunate Events series in which the history of the Baudelaire orphans is brought to its endYou 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


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    Okay rant timeI've spent the last few weeks reading this series from beginning to end I have been certainly entertained by the language intrigued by the story outside the story as it were and concerned for the Baudelaires The series has been so grim that on occasion I had to take breaks from it because it was honestly starting to get me downBut obviously I persevered I had numerous questions and as I do when I feel my entertainment has been in the hands of a good writer trusted the author to answer them Instead I got the following1 The theme of this book is that stories are extensive and all encompassing and you cannot know everything and histories and connections go on and on and on so that it is impossible to know where anything starts or ends2 In case you readers didn't get it let's hold up the action and exposition again to explain how you can't possibly know everything Yes of course I am used to Snicket holding up the action for longwinded and usually humorous asides These were exceedingly longwinded not especially humorous painfully repetitive and did not hold up exposition so much as replace it as in but that question can't be answered because you just can't know every part of a storyOne of the things that bothered me the most was the unanswered question of why Snicket is documenting the Baudelaires' lives particularly if he's going to just stop when he does It's as if he gets bored or something He's obviously put himself through a lot to research what happened to them than it seems the general research purposes of VFD would call forKit's death seemed kind of contrived and unnecessary And I liked Kit which makes it that much worseI take real issue with the last chapter too Not only is it really really obvious that he's trying to avoid naming the baby to readers until the last moment but I think he cheated with regards to the whole Beatrice story Here's the thing It's very cool if you can write a mystery to which readers don't guess the answer yet the answer makes sense when you think about it It's okay if you write a mystery or surprise which readers guess because it just makes so much sense tangentially this is kind of how I felt about JK Rowling's Snape loved Lily bombshell lots of people guessed it and for a reason What's not cool is if you obscure the answer or keep people from guessing it by placing evidence which says that's not the answer and which is then never cleared up Here's the problem I had Twice in front of the children Esmé says that Beatrice stole from her Once she even says it to the kids Up until then I'd guessed that Beatrice was their mother but when they had no reaction to her name I figured it wasn't possible By the end of The End I'd guessed it had to be her as nothing else made sense and the baby's name was pretty darn obvious Still it seems unfair to make characters act out of character in order to obscure the answer It would be as if JK Rowling had heard by Book 5 that people were guessing about Snape's motives so she stuck in a line in Book 6 where Dumbledore said You know that Snape's only true love was some Slytherin girl right? so that readers would go Oh I guess we were wrong about him and LilyAlso The end of this book is I think unreasonably grim even for the series Well the world sure is a bad place Got to get out there into it anyway My problem is that yes the Baudelaires' world is a terrible place but not in a way that relates to the real world The villains are everywhere and the good people are unspeakably stupid easily tricked sheep The orphans are comparatively like genius alien lifeforms because they are allowed to be introspective and to have than one character trait although barely Pretty much all of the other characters act like very simply programmed artificial intelligence like the captain in The Grim Grotto most have one trait motto or idea or sometimes two ex their aunt in the second book has love of grammar plus fear of everything else from which they are incapable of deviating And they believe anything anyone tells them see stupid easily tricked sheep Of course their world is grim It's a place where townsfolk want to burn children at the stake because they believe that a baby broke into a jail and murdered an adult with her teethAs an aside it is interesting the way the people of Snicket's world see children as capable of pretty much anything adults are yet somehow inferior They don't mind bossing them around or saying they should be seen and not heard but still expect them to be able to do adult jobs starting at infancy And of course the children in the book are very capable especially SunnyOf course the world of these books does not try to be all that realistic in psychology or in physics Still considering the way that some of the themes apply to real life and the way that Snicket sometimes makes astute observations about real feelings and situations I guess I expected the conclusion to be real world applicable I can respect the idea of It's a big scary world out there but you can't hide from it forever you've got to take that apple from the serpent cute Snicket and get out there and live However what we get instead is It's a big horrible murderous world out there full of villains and good people who let you down but for unclear reasons you've got to get out and live in it anywayTo round off my rant some other questions I wanted answered1 What happened to the Quagmires? What the heck besides a big freaking blunt edged metaphor was that question mark thing?2 Did Count Olaf set the fire that burned down the Baudelaire mansion or not? If he didn't who did?3 Were the Baudelaire parents connected to Olaf's parents' deaths? How? Why? And what was up with his moment of indecision in The Penultimate Peril? The books keep hinting at his having done noble things once but never explain Maddening4 What was the VFD schism about? VFD after being really important for about seven books drops right out of the picture in this one5 SUGAR BOWL ???6 What was the untrue article in the Daily Punctilio I assume the poorly edited newspaper was in fact that one that made Beatrice marry Mr Baudelaire instead of Mr Snicket?Basically instead of answering these Snicket seems to thumb his nose and say This book's theme is unanswered questions and stories that consist of than you can ever know But that's not fair You can't do something that really really doesn't work for your story then go But it's my theeeeeeme I feel betrayed by the author in whose work I've invested quite a bit of reading time and some emotional commitment I think it's especially frustrating because Snicket as narrator often speaks directly to the readers and there are lots of issues that he as a character clearly could answer but does not Like number 4 above And probably 2 And quite possibly 3I realize that the answers to some of my questions probably lie in the supplemental books I truly believe the series ought to stand alone and certainly a book with a name like The End ought to answer questions that were raised during the story Will I read the supplemental books? Probably just for closure and out of curiosity But under heavy protest and I'm not sure I'll ever recommend this series to anyone certainly not without serious qualifications