A Series of Unfortunate Events

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby orangie » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:17 pm

Has anyone read this series? I am on book number eight out of the thirteen in the series. So far, I have found them they have been enjoyable to read and I have a hard time putting it down.
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby jelly » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:59 pm

I was obsessed with them back as they were being released.. I remember the long, anxious wait for boon number thirteen, and then crying after I finally read it. \:D/
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby orangie » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:08 pm

I'm fortunuate. I don't have to wait at all. I heard Lemony Snicket (pseudonym) is going to write a book on his childhood experiences. I am looking forward to that.
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby gunblader3 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:53 pm

I regretted reading them because most of my questions were never answered, and I think he did that on purpose. I really love how he sinks you into the story with the mystery's and dark humor he adds in. Though I had to suspend disbelief that most grown ups in the series were either useless or a bunch of jerks.
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby Taps » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:43 pm

I know, it was so frustrating. After the last book I was like- WHAT THE HECK DOES THE SUGAR BOWL CONTAIN :x I did read them all, but haven't read them since. They aren't really the books you can read over and over again IMO.
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby Caswin » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:06 pm

What they said. I liked them at the time, but the ending is a colossal let-down.
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby ~JCGJ~ » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:54 pm

Taps wrote:I know, it was so frustrating. After the last book I was like- WHAT THE HECK DOES THE SUGAR BOWL CONTAIN :x I did read them all, but haven't read them since. They aren't really the books you can read over and over again IMO.

AMEN. I was like, "So there's this sugar bowl thing... Ok, book 11, maybe I get to find out what's inside! Ok, book 12 This is it!! Book 13 I get to find out what it is now! I have to! It's "The End!"............. WHAT IS INSIDE OF IT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)"
Even his, "Unauthorised Autobiography," didn't shed too much light into it... But still, a WONDERFUL series, because it drives me crazy. :D ](*,) ](*,)
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby EvangelineWalker » Wed May 09, 2012 10:56 am

I so want to read this series again. The other night my sisters and I were sitting around the fire pit cooking marshmallows and talking about the series and how we loved reading it, and I got this nostalgic feeling. I hope he writes some more books someday.
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby gunblader3 » Fri May 11, 2012 10:29 pm

EvangelineWalker wrote:I so want to read this series again. The other night my sisters and I were sitting around the fire pit cooking marshmallows and talking about the series and how we loved reading it, and I got this nostalgic feeling. I hope he writes some more books someday.


Lemony Snicket actually is writing more book. Its called "All the Wrong Questions", kinda like a prequel to the "Series of Unfortunate Events" and it will further explain
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby Taps » Sat May 12, 2012 8:04 am

I am still a believer in the "Volunteer Fire Department" :x
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby jelly » Sat May 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Taps wrote:I am still a believer in the "Volunteer Fire Department" :x

I always hoped it was something.. more, though. :( I know it stood for lots of things, but I was hoping the very root of the acronym would be some huge revealing secret.

When I think about it, A Series of Unfortunate Events was kinda like Lost. :noway:
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby ~JCGJ~ » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:30 am

So, I am now re-reading (or listening, if you want to be picky; AUDIO BOOKS RULE!) this series, and it's even better the second time through. Some of the books are narrated by the author (who does a fantastic job making them terribly dismal), and some of them are narrated by Tim Curry (who does a fantastic job making them terribly entertaining \:D/), but each of them contains a corresponding song from The Tragic Treasury (by The Gothic Archies) which compliment the books better than I could have ever imagined. Once I re-finish the series, I'm planning on purchasing the entire album, simply because it's just fantastically dismal. :mrgreen:
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby jelly » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:40 pm

I have that album somewhere! It IS fantastically dismal. \:D/
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Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Postby ~JCGJ~ » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:20 am

So, I know most of the people posting in here are fans of the series, so I thought I'd make a proposition to you...
Would anyone of you be willing to purchase this T-shirt that I've designed?
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The more people I get who want one, the cheaper they will be.
For example, if I buy 3 of them, they'd be $38.51 each, but if I were to buy 10 of them, they'd be $18.51 apiece.
If you're interested, please respond with your shirt size, and how much you'd be willing to pay for one. If enough people are interested, I'll order them.
Note: I would receive no profit from these shirts, I simply wish to buy one myself, and I'm required to order 3 t-shirts, at the very least. I would only charge you what I payed for the shirt, plus shipping costs.
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