A few days ago I finished reading The End, the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events

Unfortunately I have to say that I was very unimpressed. Although the writing was up to the usual standard and the idea of the people on the island was interesting and well done the whole “the world is very complicated and full of mystery and so I’m not going to bother to explain any of the plots” was very annoying. It reminds me of Lost in as much as several people I know say that it doesn’t matter whether the plot is ever explained.

I know that real life is complicated and often we don’t find out “why” – but when I look for entertainment I expect things to be concise, make sense and come to a well explained logical conclusion.

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