Post by Tiago James Squalor on Mar 11, 2012 9:47:59 GMT -5
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If you have found this book thinking it tells the further story of the Baudelaire orphans, please dump it in the nearest bog as THE BROODING BAYOU tells the dreadful and damp story of three triplet orphans, Quigley, Isadora and Duncan Quagmire, as they search for their missing friends and wind up at the last place anyone should go: Bayou Lafayette.
If you prefer to stay away from swamps and quagmires, then please do not keep reading as this story contains such things as hungry alligators, unhospitable southerners, insurmountable ammounts of mud, a foggy cemetery, a scheming wife, an ouija table, and quite a lot of frogs.
If these dark and damp things from the swamp haven't put you off reading this story, then let this last warning do so; do not read this book and save both your time - and yourself.
It'll be interesting to see how much supernaturalism creeps into this book - or rather, the impression of the supernatural. There's very little in ASoUE or indeed YASoUE that involves the Baudelaires coming up against the appearance of or belief in the supernatural. I may be over-egging the importance of the Ouija board here, though; it could just be window-dressing. But then again, there is an old mysterious house and a foggy cemetery...
Post by Tiago James Squalor on Mar 13, 2012 10:31:10 GMT -5
This is said of Bayou Lafayette:
"...the bayou is comprised of a series of streams and bogs, infested with carnivorous alligators, poisonous snakes, crabs the size of a man's head, as well as an unimaginable ammount of frogs, toads, as well as salamanders and other amphibians. The bog mosquitoes will feast upon anyone who dares tread the bogs without repelant, if the other forementioned threats don't get to you first..."