A Series Of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

A Series Of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope: The Slippery Slope

byLemony SnicketIllustratorBrett Helquist, Michael Kupperman

Hardcover | September 23, 2003

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Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided.

Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The tenth book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.

About The Author

Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events andThe Composer Is Dead.

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Title:A Series Of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope: The Slippery SlopeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 7 × 5 × 1.23 inPublished:September 23, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064410137

ISBN - 13:9780064410137

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Riley, age 13, Calgary, ABHere it is, Snicket fans: the longest book yet in the Series of Unfortunate Events. As followers of the series know, each book begins with the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and of course the youngest sibling, Sunny, heading to the residence of their next guardian. At the beginning of the series, the siblings learned of their parents' tragic demise in an inferno which decimated their home. Now, two are trapped in a trailer headed up a perilous mountainside, while the other sits in the lap of an evil criminal and self-proclaimed genius, Count Olaf. Littered with very dark, yet sometimes hilarious bits of humour, The Slippery Slope is a delicious read. Lemony Snicket has a very distinct and original style of writing that cannot be fairly compared with any other children's literature. Each book in the series has thirteen chapters, and Snicket says there will be thirteen books in the series. He defines words that may be unfamiliar to readers and uses extremely clever analogies that caused me to laugh out loud in many cases. Also, Sunny's dialogue, formerly just baby talk that only her siblings could comprehend, has evolved into real words, such as "Eureka" and "Lox", as well as some complete sentences. Nevertheless, the inanely ignorant Olaf still can't understand a word she is saying.I would not recommend the Series of Unfortunate Events to people who only enjoy books with happy endings; there is not a single title in the series that has that characteristic... yet. I can only hope the final tome will have an ending that could be considered cheerful. Additionally, I would not recommend reading The Slippery Slope before the rest of the series; the book refers to those preceding it numerous times, and may confuse readers when the characters start to discuss events that occurred in the second and third books. However, the entire series is brilliantly written and I would heartily recommend the books to almost anybody between the ages of ten and fourteen who enjoys a good mystery and black humour.