Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Book Review: The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events #11)

The Grim Grotto (#11)
by  Lemony Snicket
Date Read:  9/8/15
Rating: ★ ★ 

The Grim Grotto brought the Baudelaire’s to a submarine in which they had some new adventures and brushes with death and also met some new people.


The captain’s voice is my favorite voice that Tim Curry has done so far.  I found myself quoting him while we finished watching the series of Chuck: “He who hesitates is lost”.  This is now the second time I’ve seen something from this series pop up in Chuck!

The story itself didn’t move a whole lot in this book. Mostly Sunny is in peril – she’s had a rough two books – and the kids have to figure out how to save her while figuring out how to get away from Count Olaf.

The kids meet a new person in this book, Fiona, who you hoped was going to be another new friend for them since we haven’t seen the Quagmires in a long time. There’s a twist towards the end of this book that I was not expecting. While it gives a good lessen, that people are neither evil nor noble, I hope it comes around in the end to help the Baudelaire’s as this series comes to a close.

A little more information is revealed, but not enough. Mostly just more questions were posed  - did Quigley really send that telegram? Who is J.S.?  I thought it was fun that Mr. Poe popped back up though!  We haven’t seen him in a long time.

I’m really interested to see how this all pans out with only two books left in the series.  I hope the Quagmires show back up soon – and I want to make sure Quigley made it out of the river and gets the reunite with his siblings!  There hasn’t been very many Beatrice references lately, so there are still a lot of questions about that. Only two books left with a LOT of questions to be answered.


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