Book Reviews of The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 9)

The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 9)
The Carnivorous Carnival - A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 9
Author: Lemony Snicket
ISBN-13: 9780064410120
ISBN-10: 0064410129
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 201 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
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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GREAT book for boys that are not crazy about reading, they will love it!
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One of the best books in the series
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an enjoyable read for younger readers, quite depressing.
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In this ninth book of 'A Series of Unfortunate Events,' Count Olaf's very own disguises help the poor Baudelaire children evade capture, but not for long! Will they ever escape Count Olaf's evil plan? I really like these books! They're very original, a bit redundant, but good nonetheless. I highly recommend them!
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Loved this series, read it before it could go into our small private school library. Lots of lessons about working together and overcoming any problems!
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In keeping with the tradition of the Series of Unfortunate Events, the author keeps you thoroughly entertained. Well written, and a lot of fun.
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This is the 9th book in a series of very unfortunate events for three orphaned children. An enjoyable story. Reviewed by my son who actually read this series.
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The best book of the series, hilarious and geniously written
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I loved all of the books in this series. Much much better than the movies.
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excellent!!
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The journey of The Baudelaires countinues in this ninth installment.
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never read it