Post by MasterKlaus247 on Feb 26, 2009 14:08:00 GMT -5
Not much. I have word that TMM is one of the most popular of the books or one of Daniel Handler's favorite books of the series.
"He was slowly suffocating. He looked frantically around him, but on every side, it was the same. An endless grey expansion, nothing solid, nothing definite, just he - himself....alone....floating in a void, dying."
I guess it doesn't really need to be used so long as it exists as a concept; it would be a cool idea even if the Baudelaires never went there at all.
True, they weren't there for much of the story, but it was a great idea nonetheless. When I read it, the thought that an unfinished half of the building is still on the other side was still in my mind. Little things like this create atmosphere, show us that there's more to the aSoUE world than we see. Of course there's more that shows us, like all of the unsolved mysteries
The MM was better the second time I read it. Phil made it kind of funny with his ridiculous optimism and whatnot, and I Shirley was by far one of the best Olaf disguises (Apart from dressing up like Kit in TE) Parts of it were a little tiresome and boring *coughbeginningcough* but still. Good book.
I thought it was a little boring... The only part I really liked in that book was "...for when Dr. Orwell stepped backward, she stepped into the path of the whirring saw, and there was a very ghastly accident indeed." I just like the way he wrote that. Also Shirley was one of the funniest disguises. But Shirley wasn't in it enough I found, which may be why I found it rather bland.