The Grim Grotto, by Lemony Snicket

This is the second and last of the Unfortunate Events books Scott and I made it through on our road trip… Scott spent too much time sleeping for us to listen more. That’s right. I’m blaming him. I’m sure he cares.

Right, so, this is the one, as I recalled before we started it, that features horseradish. And a submarine. I have an excellent memory, you can see. But it is true that there is a submarine, and it is captained by a man who says “AYE!” a lot and crewed by AYE!-man’s step-daughter and the optimistic dude from The Miserable Mill. And there is a fungus among us and it is super-deadly except that the deadliness can be cured by horseradish. And so of course it is. Spoiler.

I liked this better than the previous book largely because it seems to have more going on — there’s the fungus and the sugar bowl and some capturing and releasing and only a few more questions and a decent number of answers, aye. But overall the series is getting more tedious than I remember and I am really hoping that it picks up in the last two books, or I am going to be apologizing to Scott for the next five years.

Recommendation: I think you know if you’re going to read this one or not.

Rating: 7/10

One thought on “The Grim Grotto, by Lemony Snicket

  1. Laura Ansley says:

    Agreed – I remember the series getting really weird and boring near the end and having to force myself to read to the end. And now I can't even remember much of what happens, since it's so weird and boring!

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