26 June, 2014

Book Review: The Grim Grotto

From Goodreads: Warning: Your day will become very dark - and possibly damp - if you read this book.
Plan to spend this spring in hiding. Lemony Snicket is back with the eleventh book in his New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Lemony Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to provoke suspicion and despair in readers the world over. In the eleventh and most alarming volume yet in the bestselling phenomenon A Series of Unfortunate Events, the intrepid siblings delve further into the dark mystery surrounding the death of their parents and the baffling VFD organisation.

Thoughts: Definitely getting to the pointy end of this series! With only two books to go I am confident we will knock it off before the end of the year.
Tim Curry is reading these and he is a perfect choice for it. This video is a summary of the first twelve books and I think shows, Curry's brilliance at narration.

Anyway, back to the story! This, the 11th book takes the Baudelaire children on a search for the sugar bowl - an item Count Olaf is desperate to get his hands on, although we're not quite sure why. As we head towards the conclusion of the series (there are only two books left - The Penultimate Peril and The End) the Baudelaire's are discovering more and more that the lines between good and evil can be blurred and things are not always as they seem. In the end they follow their own moral compass, which really, is all we can do in life.
Both myself and the kids are looking forward to the next, penultimate installment.