The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9)

The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9)
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10+
Release Date
September 17, 2002
ISBN
0064410129
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For fans of that slippery author Lemony Snicket, Book the Ninth is here, and it's completely (but wonderfully) dreadful.


When the Baudelaire Orphans finally make it out of Count Olaf's car trunk (from Book the Eighth), they wind up at the horribly perilous Caligari Carnival. Trying to avoid capture but desperate to find out more information about a possible surviving parent, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny pose as circus freaks, only to be humiliated in front of visitors and pushed to the brink of consumption by lions. Fortunately, though, the three discover a few surprises about fortune-telling Madame Lulu, who offers a faint clue about V.F.D. and even the Snicket family itself.



Snicket fans will be in Ninth Heaven. Again, it's a sad state of affairs for the Baudelaires, but there are some fascinating morsels of hope, plus a few small surprises that might help link it all together. With riveting suspense, wicked intentions, and gullible freaks, The Carnivorous Carnival is definitely an installment that can't be missed.

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A pretty solid continuation of the series overall, but there were a few things that bothered me a bit. The first is the "freaks." I just didn't really find the constant self-pity about being ambidextrous and flexible funny. A few times are funny, sure, but it was just too overdone (even for these books.) The second being the amount of death in one of the last scenes. It's not that I found it sad or overdone (there's quite a lot of death in the series, so there's no way I'd make it this far before getting squeamish), it just seemed way too easy. It's like he just went "I think there's too many characters and I need to start wrapping things up....so let's just throw everyone in the lion pit!"
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good read
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Reader reviewed by K.P.P.

This novel is about the Boudelaire children working in the carnival undercover when they meet new characters who have very different special abilities. It showed how unique carnivals can really be and are discovering new information about their parents death, if they really are dead.
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Who wants to go to the carnival?
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Reader reviewed by Hinge_Pin

Lets go to the carnival and watch someone be eaten by lions. After escaping from Count Olaf one more time the orphans disguise themselves as a wolf baby and a two headed freak. They mee the fourtune teller and try to help her. In the end there is no way to help her. Befriended by a ambidextrous man, a contortionist, and a humpback, the orphans try to find out the mystery of their parents death, and the possibility of one of them still being alive. What a wonderful way to spend the day.
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Great twists and turns
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Reader reviewed by Carter

So much happens in the ninth book of the series. Once again great characters are introduced....and unintroduced(wink,wink). This is a must read and I definately want everyone to read it. After Number Eight, the drama has definately increased and it keeps on going. Read it, Enjoy, and move on to number 10. CW
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So unfortunate...
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Reader reviewed by safia

This book digs deeper into the Baudelaire mystery of whether or not one of their parents could possibly be alive.

The Baudelaire children are once again in unfortunate circumstances. This time they are disguised as freaks at a carnival located in the middle of nowhere. If you liked the previous books in this series, this one will not dissapoint you. It contains much misery and several unfortunate experieces with a lion pit, talcum powder, and several events of deja vu.
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A good oldtime at the carnival.
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Reader reviewed by Susie

This book is good cause it is sad and is an eye holding to the page book. It involves lions, vilians orphans a phony fortune teller fire and a great exscape.So to find out what this book is all about get it and read it.
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