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The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 9)
The Carnivorous Carnival - A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 9
Author: Lemony Snicket
In this ninth installment of Lemony Snicket's serial, the Baudelaire orphans must confront a terrible lie, a lion untamer, an ambidextrous person, a caravan, and Chabo, the wolf baby.
ISBN-13: 9780439577649
ISBN-10: 0439577640
Publication Date: 1/1/2003
Pages: 292
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3.9 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Some people have said that "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is stupid and boring. These people clearly missed the point of the series.

Admittedly the story line itself doesn't sound all that great: three kids who have a very sad life, and it keeps getting worse.

But the real thrill in the book is how the author weaves this complicated, and tangled mystery throughout, leaving just enough clues to keep you interested. The minute you solve one mystery, three more open up! It is absolutely brilliant! The ones who call this series 'boring' clearly missed the complex subtleties in the story.

The main reason I love this series is the author's way with words. Part of the clues he weaves throughout the books involve word usage. He also occasionally breaks the rules of how a book is written. (For example, in one chapter you have to hold the book up to a mirror to see what it says!) There is a surprise that is wholly unique in each and every book.

And though it may seem strange, I found the series encouraging. The reality is, all of our lives are a bit unfortunate (some more than others) and the books' real moral is how people can overcome all obstacles, even the permanent ones, by maintaining their own self-worth.

This is a very sophisticated satirical series.
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The Baudelaires are at it again as a series of unfortunate events (and carnies) befall them. Great fun!

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Violet Baudelaire (Primary Character)
Klaus Baudelaire (Primary Character)
Sunny Baudelaire (Primary Character)
Count Olaf (Primary Character)
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