The mysterious tales of the Mabinogi 27/06/22
The Series of Unfortunate Events: The End
You'll not enjoy this final instalment of the Baudelaire's story; like peeling an onion, the distressing layers keep coming. You'll expect Violet, Klaus and Sunny to be in desperate straights and for further unfortunate events to await them (they're now on a desert island ruled by a despot). And yet, there's a whisker of hope in the form of a baby, Count Olaf's demise and escape.
Snicket revels again in his authorial power over these deliciously unfortunate children, flourishing his trademark self-aware narrative twists and verbal dexterity. This book marks the end of a series which has given many readers the satisfaction of being part of a continuously unrolling story. As ever, Snicket keeps you guessing to the last!