I couldn’t decide while reading this whether it was a good ending for the Baudelaires, being stuck on some island rather than somehow encompassing all the books in one. But the ending does deliver pretty well. A lot of us had our suspicious anyhow.
I still think it would have been better to wait until all the books were published, having only read the ﬁrst twelve books about a year ago.
It leaves oﬀ so mysteriously, it’s hard to imagine there won’t be a follow-up of some kind.