Lemony Snicket rocks. Book the tenth is the fattest yet, but very fast devoured. The Baudelaires are growing up. Helena reminds me of Sunny — although Sunny is walking now, developing her culinary skills, and has uttered a complete sentence, Helena has twice as many teeth (though I don't recall the number of Sunny's teeth being indicated in this volume. Perhaps Sunny is growing in more ways than we thought...).
Violet faces dear darling desire of the heart.
Vast fresh divulgences. New characters, nasty and seemingly important ones.
The biggest disappointment of this book is that V.F.D.'s motto, "The world is quiet here," is counted as four words.