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The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
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The Grim Grotto (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator)

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Member:Kythe42
Title:The Grim Grotto
Authors:Lemony Snicket
Other authors:Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2004), Hardcover, 352 pages
Collections:Your library, Read, Own
Rating:***
Tags:A Series of Unfortunate Events, Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Lemony Snicket, Mystery, Satire

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YEEESSSSS. ( )
  Monica_P | Nov 22, 2018 |
When this series came out, I was a huge fan. It's now been a long time since I've read them, so this review won't have any specifics. The humor and characters were a huge draw, along with the continuation of the overarching story about the Baudelaire's parents. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Oct 22, 2018 |
Slightly less development, but for the first time a truly unexpected twist. ( )
  _rixx_ | Aug 30, 2018 |
While this novel was still entertaining, I must admit that I was expecting a little more from this late stage of the series. It really just felt like filler, wasting time to delay the Baudellaire's arrival at the Hotel. The story was a bit slow to start and it took a long time before Olaf and his henchpeople made their presence known.

Yet, at the same time, I did like the way that this novel continued to blur the lines between Good and Evil. Although the schism in the VFD previously seemed quite clear cut, this novel shows that both sides have done questionable things. The novel also manages to maintain tension pretty well, especially as one of the children is put in mortal peril and the others are forced to race against the clock to save them. The story also provided some surprising character development for a certain long-term villain, which was quite surprising. I'm very curious to see where this will go in the final two volumes.

All in all, this wasn't the best volume but I am curious to see what will happen next. Hopefully, The Penultimate Peril will be a bit more exciting. ( )
  ArkhamReviews | Jul 25, 2018 |
I got back into the series again partway through this one. ( )
  gabarito | May 13, 2018 |
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Helquist, BrettIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kupperman, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064410145, Hardcover)

It's tough when the things that stand between you and your desired sugar bowl are a host of deadly mushrooms and an uncomfortable diving suit. The unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves in deep (once again) in this eleventh book in Lemony Snicket's odd-and-full-of-woe-but-quite-funny Series of Unfortunate Events. In The Grim Grotto, the siblings find themselves headed down Stricken Stream on a broken toboggan when they are spotted by the submarine Queequeg, carrying Captain Widdershins, his somewhat volatile stepdaughter Fiona, and optimistic Phil from Lucky Smells Lumbermill. The adventures that follow as the crew tries to get to the aforementioned sugar bowl before Count Olaf are so horrible that the narrator inserts factual information about the water cycle so that readers will get bored and stop reading the book. It doesn't work. As per usual, readers will want to soak up every awf! ul detail and follow the Baudelaires all the way back to the place we first met them--Briny Beach. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

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Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.

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