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A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:17 pm
by orangie
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.

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:59 pm
by jelly
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/

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:08 pm
by orangie
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.

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:53 pm
by gunblader3
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.

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:43 pm
by Taps
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.

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:06 pm
by Caswin
What they said. I liked them at the time, but the ending is a colossal let-down.

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:54 pm
by ~JCGJ~
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 ](*,) ](*,)

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:56 am
by EvangelineWalker
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.

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 10:29 pm
by gunblader3
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
VFD and the "Great Unknown" (some scary thing that Count Olaf was even afraid of)


I'm looking forward to it!

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:04 am
by Taps
I am still a believer in the "Volunteer Fire Department" :x

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:20 pm
by jelly
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:

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:30 am
by ~JCGJ~
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:

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:40 pm
by jelly
I have that album somewhere! It IS fantastically dismal. \:D/

Re: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:20 am
by ~JCGJ~
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.