Gable Review Who Could That Be At This Hour?

Who Could That Be At This Hour? By Lemony Snicket

who could that be at this hour

Describe it in 25 words or less. Teenage Lemony Snicket is hired by a serious and mysterious detective to steal a mysterious statue but what is the real mystery behind the case?

Any particular reason for choosing this book? I have been reading The Series of Unfortunate Events, a series also by Lemony Snicket, and I was approaching the end of the series. I really love the series so I was afraid to read any more of the books. Then I found out about this series by Lemony Snicket; All The Wrong Questions. I could read Lemony Snicket but not finish my favorite series!

Who was your favorite character and why? Lemony Snicket because I could relate to him the most.

Who was your least favorite character and why? Stew Mitchum because he was evil and rude to people he hardly even knew and he treated nature badly.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? I was really excited to start reading this book. As I read on, it just became a jumble of unsolved and loosely connected mysteries and awkward conversations. After halfway, some of the mysteries got answered but only by more mysteries. In the very last chapter, everything finally pieced together except for several mysteries which were the ones I wanted to be solved the most.

Was it plot or character driven? Definitely character but I think the mysteries would have been solved at a more pleasing pace if it had been totally plot driven.

What did you think of the ending? Like I said before, it was a pleasant ending in that most of the mysteries were solved but still the few that I really wanted solved were the ones that were spoken about the least.

What was the moral of the story? Just because you were wrong several times doesn’t mean you can’t be right a few times, too.

Favorite quote: “I used to be that young man, and that child, and that baby. Stretched out in front of me was my time as an adult, and then a skeleton, and then nothing except perhaps a few books on a few shelves.” – Lemony Snicket

What would you change? I would make it plot driven and not just from the mind of Lemony Snicket so that the mysteries could be solved quicker but also in a more subtle way.

Have you read other books in the series? He says there is supposed to be four in the series but he has only published two so far. I am going to read the second one next but I will read the whole series when it all comes out.

Have you read other books by the same author? Yes, and I am a huge Lemony Snicket fan. I plan on reading every book that he has written during my lifetime. Check out my Series of Unfortunate Events reviews here.

Who would you recommend it to? People who like confusing mysteries, people who enjoyed reading The Beatrice Letters, and people who liked A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Number of unknown words: 17

Recipe:
Almond Cookies
Orecchiette Al Pesto

Artwork: Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus de Milo

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Tell us about a time you did several wrong things but then righted yourself and made a big but good change.

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