Arriving at Dark Avenue, the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and little Sunny, begin their new life with Jerome and Esme Squalor. Jerome is a kind man, but he agrees unquestioningly with everything said by his wife, who is the city's sixth most important financial advisor. The Baudelaires find themselves in a strange world of in things: ...Read MoreArriving at Dark Avenue, the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and little Sunny, begin their new life with Jerome and Esme Squalor. Jerome is a kind man, but he agrees unquestioningly with everything said by his wife, who is the city's sixth most important financial advisor. The Baudelaires find themselves in a strange world of in things: aqueous martinis (consisting of water with an olive), pinstripe suits (even for infant Sunny) and meals only involving salmon. Sadly, elevators are out, and the children are obliged to walk the many steps up to the Squalors' penthouse. Even more sadly, they soon meet Count Olaf again, disguised as the auctioneer Gunther, and discover that the ersatz elevator is not an elevator at all, but a shaft in which the Quagmire triplets are imprisoned. When they tell Esme of the triplets' fate, she shocks them by throwing them down the elevator too and revealing herself to be in league with Count Olaf. Sunny manages to escape using her teeth, and help her siblings out, who run down the ersatz passageway to emerge - in a spectacular climax - in the charred remains of their parents' mansion! With no time to reflect, they run to Esme's In Auction, hoping to save the Quagmires, but Esme and Olaf escape with the triplets, and the Baudelaires are once more left with only each other to rely onRead Less
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These books are for my 10 yr old granddaughter as she loves this series very much!
Jan 30, 2009
A Must Read book of the century (So far)
This book was the best out of all of the other Lemony Snicket series.Put down Harry Potter because this tale is way better!I couldn't even put it down! I was breathless to figure out what would become of these three children.I just wish that Mr. Poe would have been more comforting towards them. Besides their parents had already perished in a fire.And I think he should have met Count Olaf before letting the three youngsters live with him. I really think he should have let the Baudelaires decide where they wanted to live.Anyways this book was about the three children going to live at 667 Dark Avenue. Their gaurdians were Jerome and Esme Squalor and Esme was always talking about wether things were in or out. And then Count Olaf appears disguised as an auctioneer. And later on he kidnaps the Quagmire triplets along with Esme Squalor his girlfriend.The triplets are in a red herring from the In Auction. Then Count Olaf escapes as usual with his comrades.
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