2005: #21 – The Ersatz Elevator (Lemony Snicket)

2005: #21 – The Ersatz Elevator (Lemony Snicket)The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #06
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on February 20th 2001
Genres: middle grade
Pages: 259
four-stars
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Also by this author: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room
Also in this series: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room

Dear Reader,
 
If you have just picked up this book, then it is not too late to put it back down. Like the previous books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, there is nothing to be found in these pages but misery, despair, and discomfort, and you still have time to choose something else to read.
 
Within the chapters of this story, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a darkened staircase, a red herring, some friends in a dire situation, three mysterious initials, a liar with an evil scheme, a secret passageway, and parsley soda.
 
I have sworn to write down these tales of the Baudelaire orphans so the general public will know each terrible thing that has happened to them, but if you decide to read something else instead, you will save yourself from a helpful of horror and woe.
 
With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Book #21 was Book the Sixth of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Ersatz Elevator.

Another winner from Mr. Snicket. I even learned a new word — ersatz! How I escaped 6th grade vocabulary without that gem, I’ll never know.

P.S. I’m extremely glad that Tim Curry is back reading these books. He adds so much to it.

Book count: 21/50 — 42%
Page count: 6,187/15,000 — 41.25%

One thought on “2005: #21 – The Ersatz Elevator (Lemony Snicket)

  • March 15, 2005 at 10:18 am
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    Ersatz is a great word! And one I didn’t know. I looked it up.

    ersatz AIR-sahts; UR-sats, adjective:
    Being a substitute or imitation, usually an inferior one.

    Good word!

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