The Slippery Slope

The Slippery Slope Dear Reader Like handshakes house pets or raw carrots many things are preferable when not slippery Unfortunately in this miserable volume I am afraid that Violet Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire run

  • Title: The Slippery Slope
  • Author: Lemony Snicket Brett Helquist
  • ISBN: 9780064410137
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dear Reader, Like handshakes, house pets, or raw carrots, many things are preferable when not slippery Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up and down a range of strange and distressing mountains.In order to spare you any furtherDear Reader,Like handshakes, house pets, or raw carrots, many things are preferable when not slippery Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up and down a range of strange and distressing mountains.In order to spare you any further repulsion, it would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story, particularly a secret message, a toboggan, a deceitful map, a swarm of snow gnats, a scheming villain, a troupe of organized youngsters, a covered casserole dish, and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire.Unfortunately, I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire orphans There is no reason for you to dedicate your self to such things, and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery book slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle, or deep pit.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

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    1. I'm getting boring with 3* for the last 8 volumes in the series this one drifts close to 2*.The book opens with a double whammy of the oft-mentioned bad science combined with the not infrequent impossible-to-visualise scene.The Mortmain Mountains are bizarrely cube-shaped and have the expected vast vertical cliffs one of which our heroes are hurtling toward in a loose caravan. This then begs the question how is there a slope for them to hurtle down? And the broader question about how a car is [...]

    2. UPDATE: 19/Jan/2017Ignore everything I said before, I like this book more now that I've finished the entire series. 26/Dec/2016This series is REALLY dragging out. I'm so close to finishing it and discovering what everything means! BTW me giving a bunch of these books 3 & 2 stars does not me I don't like them.

    3. I liked this one more than I thought I would!! Some of these books were starting to be a little redundant and it was getting kind of old :P But I liked this one a lot! We got to meet a certain new character and I was really happy about that person being introduced :D I can't say who because of spoilers lol It's hard to believe though that I only have three more books left in this series and then I am done!

    4. Este ha estado súper guay y me encanta que por fin se estén empezando a descubrir COSAS. He muerto un poquito con la escena en la que se dan cuenta de que Sunny ya no es un bebé. Y ay, que después de tantos libros le tengo muchísimo cariño a los Baudelaire. Ya sólo tres libros más y se acabó. :(

    5. This one was funny and thrilling in parts though it did lag a bit for me and I don't know why. It took me a few days to get through this one. I'm glad we know who that scout really was and we've run into more mysteries. I'm interested to see how the last three books wrap all of this up. Now starting The Grim Grotto! :)- Richard

    6. While this book did lag for me a bit at the beginning, once it got going it was fantastic! There's a lot of exciting reveals and discoveries that really makes this one of the more interesting books of the lot and starts to set up the end of the series. I think my favourite part though would have to be the immense growth we see in Sunny throughout the book. It's where she starts to really become a child rather than a baby. As per usual with this series, I really loved this book and can't wait to [...]

    7. Audiobook. Narrator Tim Curry. Yes, Tim Curry gets 100 stars!!! Woo-hoo! Hurray!!! And.I love his "evil chuckle". Makes my "evil chuckle" come out and play. Lol Mr. Curry's pronunciation of Count Olaf is a tad bit different than my pronunciation. His: O'Laugh. Mine: Ol' Off. His seems to be more appropriate. You can see how the author improved his stories. A Series of Unfortunate Events now seems more like a long continuous adventure. During the first four novels, it felt more like little "Unfor [...]

    8. The Slippery Slope is the tenth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events by American author, Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). As we once again join the unlucky Baudelaire orphans, they find themselves separated: Sunny held captive in Count Olaf’s car while Violet and Klaus seem destined to perish in a runaway caravan down a steep hill. Having narrowly escaped a burning hospital and already suffered the loss of their parents, the threat of marriage, slave labour, hypnosis, a terrible boarding [...]

    9. 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; but now I have all the recorded versions, so I'm treating myself to a mostly-Tim-Curry-narrated run-through.)"The Slippery Slope" continues Snicket's ongoing philosophical exploration of, well, slippe [...]

    10. Mini Review: These last few are just getting better and better! The stories are different, there's more suspense, and I'm just overall more interested. Really excited to be nearing the end!

    11. "In order to spare you any further repulsion, it would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story, particularly a secret message, a toboggan, a deceitful trap, a swarm of snow gnats, a scheming villain, a troupe of organized youngsters, a covered casserole dish, and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire."A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS number ten picks up at the point of the last book's cliffhanger. Count Olaf has separated the Baudelaire orphans from each other for the [...]

    12. Finished this 11 minutes after cramathon ended what's the point. I liked this one. I love that the pieces are falling together. I am so excited to finally see how this story ends. I hate that I have read 12/13 of these books I'm almost there

    13. The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10)Lemony SnicketI have been working my way through the Series of Unfortunate Events series for two reasons. The first is that I love to read and will read virtually any genre of book if I hear good things about it; and the second is that I am previewing books with a view to building a library for my daughter. This series has had some peaks and valleys - with certain books in the series being stronger than others as stand-alone stories. I [...]

    14. Is it getting boring me saying that I liked this installment :') This may be a bit spoiler-ish. Proceed with caution ;)So the things I liked about this one are:- Sunny's time to shine. She spends basically the entire book split up from her siblings after being kidnapped by Olaf. This really gives us a chance to see what she can do on her own, and how much she has grown up throughout the books- The return of a character "from the dead", won't say who though. Also the return of a couple of other c [...]

    15. What do five stars mean anymore, I don't even know. But this one was so, so much better than the previous book -- now we're finally getting into lots more worldbuilding and exposition about what's going on, shit is even getting real with Lemony Snicket's side-narrative (!!!), Sunny is showing character development(!), the white-faced women defected (!!), and (view spoiler)[QUIGLEY QUAGMIRE, AND QUIGLEY/VIOLET, AND AHHH (hide spoiler)]. So many amazing things are happening now!!Hotel Denouement, [...]

    16. *** 1 1/2 stars. EVEN MORE BORING despite Tim Curry reading it*yeah it got "worse" and I'm sooooooo done! but now I've got 3 to go and can finish the series on netflix. so since Mr. Lemony Snicket is always saying to put these books down and say go read something else, I'm posting the sexy eye roll gif and found out it's an actor names Marlon Brando and dang was he good looking! so taking Lemony Snicket's advice and see or read something better, I'm also putting two great gifs of Marlon eating a [...]

    17. WOW, WOW, WOW. ESTE FUE EL MEJOR DE LA SERIE HASTA AHORA.Creo que ningún libro de los anteriores tuvo tanto misterio ni me resultó tan adictivo como este. Dio tantas respuestas a preguntas que nos veníamos haciendo desde los anteriores, pero abrió muchas otras. La cantidad de información nueva que surge de todo esto, los secretos que son develados y los que quedan por descubrir todo fue demasiado genial. Las nuevas conexiones entre tantos hechos sospechosos, el nuevo personaje al que creía [...]

    18. "Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like."The Slippery Slope finally brings us to the mysterious V.F.D. headquarters, but only leave us with more questions than answers. I'm starting to get the feeling that by the end of the series all my questions won't be answered. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get the answers soon!Full series review: todaysechos.wordpress/201

    19. It's very easy to think that, in order to beat the bad guys, you must stoop to their level and fight fire with fire. However, that just causes everything to go up in flames and, as the Baudelaire's (and a special friend) showed us, there are ways to fight back that don't require you to take up the cloak of villainy.

    20. I enjoyed this installment in the series definitely more than "The Carnivorous Carnival", so I am glad that I picked up this series again. The plot itself I found not as interesting as in some of the previous novels but I liked that this one was dealing a bit more with the explaining of the unclear questions within the story (even though there are still a lot of unclear questions). (view spoiler)[ I also liked the introduction of the dead-believed Quigley Quagmeir as a character, even though he [...]

    21. 3.5 starsWe got a few answers in this book but also a lot more mysteries! I really liked this one and can't wait to get more answers to all these new questions.

    22. This is book 10 of A series of Unfortunate Events and I feel like they just get better with each book. I do not find it quite as annoying with all the unfortunate events because I feel like now they are handling these situations better. There are still some pretty silly situations, but also some pretty serious ones as well. I still think that this series is more YA than middle grade. This is probably a favorite for me now. It was a very engaging read for me as always, which makes them go much to [...]

    23. This time I like insite struggle of Violet and Klaus to find a way to fight a evil Count Olaf even more then a actual fight with him.Sometimes inside battle to decide what is wrong and right is more complicated especially when you fight evil people but fight fire with fight is never right decision.I like that we can see Baudelaire siblings grow in front of our eyes.

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