After reading this book I still had the same questions I had before. This book seemed to be a lot of nonsense and I couldn't follow it. The hidden meaning (which it must have had) remained hidden to me. I still don't know who Beatrice is.
It reads nothing like his other books in the Unfortunate series, but yet it somehow does.
I loved the Series, but I really didn't like this book.
This is a great book to read if you enjoy the Series of Unfortunate Events. It's funny, interesting, and utterly confusing. It gives you a glimpse into the deep secrets and side stories that the books brush over. Of course, that meant that I actually had more questions after reading this than I did before reading it... but it's worth it.
I read this book without finishing the series (I'm currently only on book 3). I feel like there are probably a lot more things that I could have picked up on, or at least recognized the reference too, had I been done with the series first. I loved the photos that illustrate different chapters. It looks like the author just went through a bunch of people's old photo boxes or used a library's archives and then tried to make the picture fit into the story.
I agree with other reviewers, it seems like this book will only lead to more questions, but it was a fun read! I will re-read it when I'm done with A Series of Unfortunate Events and see if anything more makes sense!