Well, here we are. The Baudelaires washed up on an island and found some more mysteries before being confronted with Count Olaf yet again. Some surprising things happen, there’s some death, a birth, more questions.
The island is facilitated by a man named Ishmael, who perseveres in his quest to convince everyone to call him Ish, even though it happens like once in the whole book. Ishmael has everyone on the island under his control, thanks a little coconut cordial and some peer pressure, but the Baudelaires aren’t fooled.
We get somewhat of a view of the islanders’ stories after they leave the orphans’ presence, but nothing is much for sure. One of the Snicket siblings arrives because “everything washes up on these shores eventually.” There is a little bit of a power struggle, but then eventually the Baudelaires are left to their own devices and fair quite well for themselves.
One thing I want to know though, what happened to the Quagmires? What about Fiona and Fernald and Captain Widdershins? Where’s Esme? What is the big squiggly question mark thing in the water? Maybe it’s meant to be left to the imagination, but I would appreciate a little more closure.
Anyway, I will likely finish “Sisterhood Everlasting” by Ann Brashares tonight, which is the last book in my jumbled up series kick. But then it will get more twisty after that because I’m about to start the “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” series by Ransom Riggs, but I’m also going to start “My Name is Memory” by Ann Brashares. I think I just can’t be satisfied with only one story at a time, even if they do get just a little twisty in my mind.
See you later,