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Book Title: L'ascensore ansiogeno|
The author of the book: Lemony Snicket
ISBN 13: 9788884511737
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 6.17 MB
Date of issue: 2002
Reader ratings: 6.2
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I'm slowly catching up with the reviews on ASoUE. Currently I'm reading book 12 of 13 to Celyn.
The story formula is eroding by book 6 and some welcome variety / twists are introduced.
More surreal adventure, more amusement for the adults in the translation of Sunny's bon mots. More skulduggery from Count Olaf and friends. Very few questions answered and lots more posed.
Whilst the absurdity doesn't scale the heights of Sunny's teeth vs sword duel in book 4 we do get to see Sunny scale the heights of an 88 story building using just her teeth. We're also treated to schemes designed to make a physicist weep (this one at least) - yes, it's a children's story for fun ... but why not take a moment to make sense? Violet is an inventor - a great role model for the young girls reading. Excellent. But couldn't her inventions contain an ounce of sense?
Witness: Invention to burn through the bars of a cage. Welding torches! How are they made? By heating cooking tongs in an oven.
i) It's nonsense to say the oven reaches a temperature high enough to melt metal. Even if it did it would melt itself.
ii) The tongs would melt.
iii) We see the tongs shade as they heat up ... but in the wrong order. They go through yellow and orange before reaching 'red hot' - surely any adult (and most children) know red is the lowest temperature when dealing with glowing metal and white-hot is the hottest.
iv) The tongs would cool down during the 88 story descent to the cage.
v) The tongs (even if white hot and having a much higher melting point than cage bars) would not hold enough heat to melt the bars - they would simply heat up the bar a bit.
Yes, this is science pedantry, but it's also incredibly basic / obvious and Violet would be a far more interesting and compelling role-model if her inventions weren't ... nonsense.
Anyway, the story was pretty good, Celyn enjoyed it, and we moved sharply on to book 7.
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Read information about the authorLemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer is Dead, and 13 Words. His new series is All The Wrong Questions.
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