Book Review: The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9)

Hey guys!
Not many part of A Series of Unfortunate Events are left. I just put down Lemony Snicket’s 9th installment, The Carnivorous Carnival. The vibe seems to get even darker with this one, so let’s check it out!

Goodreads Cover – The Carnivorous Carnival


The Plot:
After escaping from the fire at the Heimlich Hospital, the Beaudelaire orphans followed Count Olaf in desperate need to find more information on the piece of the Snicket file they found. However, instead of getting what they need, Violet, Sunny and Klaus end up at carnival, disguising themselves as freaks while trying to uncover what Olaf is up to…


The Rating:
The first thing that stood out to me about this book is that the criticism is more “in your face” than it was in the past novels. Many of the things could be interpreted as criticism on our society but in The Carnivorous Carnival is very upfront and it points out how gruesome society can be without beating round the bush. Big thumbs up for that!
Furthermore, I enjoyed that differentiating between good and bad isn’t as easy anymore. At some point not even the Beaudelairs are sure whether they are still “good”. It’s great how the writer incorporates this little crises everybody goes through at some point in his or her life, doubting your own decisions.
We don’t really learn much new stuff about the big mystery, but hey, maybe in the next part: The Slippery Slope.

Another great novel by Lemony Snicket, this time being more direct and even more intense!


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