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LucasChad

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PostSubject: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:09 am

I wonder if some of you read any books in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. I started reading the books once I heard Jim Carrey was playing the role of Count Olaf in the 2004 film version of the book series. I only read the first nine books and did not get a chance to finish the series yet. Hopefully someday I'll go back to the series and finish it up. I consider the series to be my alternative to Harry Potter.
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:40 pm

I haven't read the books in years, but I love them. They're smart books marketed towards children that adults can enjoy, too, which is rare. The movie, though, I really didn't like. It was just too goofy.
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:06 am

Loved the movie, adored the books. Really depressing, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:35 pm

Use to read them way back when they were coming out. Stopped around the time I stopped reading all together.
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:56 pm

I use to read them when I was in 5-8th grade
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:59 am

i have read this entire series and enjoyed it up to the 7th book
from there the quality steadily declined, leading to the least satisfying, most confusing ending of a series ever.
all those questions you have? THEY'RE NEVER ANSWERED.
its just......ends
its left me rather pissed off.
the low point in my opinion was the 10th book

never seen the movie, had the board game at one point
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:44 pm

I read the first 3, I think. They were fun though I actually don't remember much about them. I remember the movie more than anything, if not just for Carrey's part. I either love or hate Carrey - and I loved him in the movie version. He was actually a pretty good casting choice for Olaf.
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:14 am

They were probably the first series of any kind I became obsessed with, now that I look back at it I can't believe I read all thirteen books.

Great story, well written and as someone said earlier, intelligent. There's some dark humor in there and a lot of cool story elements that pop up during it.

The movie on the other hand, I didn't like too much. Jim Carey wasn't evil enough, it was too goofy and kid friendly, and I always saw the series to work better as an animated film. If they were to make movies based on the art style that's on the book covers, that would sure be cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:59 pm

ya i have read these books frm my childhood..
and still..
i have some audio collection of those today and i want to shear them
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:59 pm

redicccc wrote:
ya i have read these books frm my childhood..
and still..
i have some audio collection of those today and i want to shear them

You want to shear them? What did they do to deserve such a fate?
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:54 am

i remeber reading the books as a kid havent read any in forever. I couldn't stand the movie.
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PostSubject: Re: Read any Lemony Snicket books?   Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:14 am

i have the 1st book but i never got around to reading it. i haven't seen the film so i can't say if i liked it or not.

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