The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4)
I hope for your sake, that you have not choosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudeliare are...more
I think I need more time to digest. I feel like I stepped out of the Twilight Zone, and I'm suffering from a rare form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
EDIT: I have now changed my final rating to three stars. After reading book 5, it's become clear to me that the pacing and tone of this book is far too irrepressibly dreary, even for an unhappy story like the Baudelaire's. It felt a lot like being battered by a particularly...more
The miserable mill.
Cosa accade stavolta? che il nuovo tutore dei ragazzi non è minimamente interessato alla loro presenza, ai loro guai, alla loro situazione. "Signore" è solo un capo e vede gli altri solo nella misura in cui possono dargli profitto. Insomma stavolta non c'è il pericolo che alla fine possa morire ucciso da Olaf, perchè in fondo non intende proteggerli dal conte, ma semplicemente se ne frega.
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By Lemony Snicket
The intended audience of this book is teens who like mystery. The main issue or problem in the book is that the Baudelaire children parents died and count Olaf wants there money for his own. The settings of this book is at a Paltry ville and the Lucky Smells Lumber mill if the story was not taken place in these setting then it would be a whole different story it is very crucial for this story. The main characters in this story are violet-prota...more
I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumber mill, and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log. The pages of this book, I′
And I'm so glad I did! I feel like I've gotten a better appreciation for this series in the years since. I found more humor in it, and now that I understand why Lemony has this style it's a much less aggravating read for me. In the past, Lemony's habit of defining things annoyed me to no end. This time around those defin...more
Le travail de la scierie est vraiment dur, surtout pour des enfants, et le repas de midi n'est composé que de cube de chewing-gum et que les employés ne sont payés qu'en tickets de réduction. Et le...more
However my heart is still in my...more
The books have a way of touching some really deeply bad situations (parental lo...more
Wow. So far, I haven't read the next ones in the series and even though The Wide Window is still my favorite, I really loved this one. It has the same repetitive qualities of the past books (Count Olaf in disguise, new guardian with a quality that separates them from the others, funny vocabulary lessons, ridiculously long translations of Sunny's speech, etc) but it's told in a way that I don't find annoying. It's sort of like Scooby-Doo, where every episode ends in "I would've g...more
I came to this series after already watching the tie-in movie "Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events". I loved the first three books in the series, but "The Miserable Mill" was something of a mystery to me going in, since it represented the first book in the series that the movie did not cover. I shouldn't have been worried, however, for this novel is in many ways one of the best in the series so far.
Like the rest of...more
As in the other books, the adults are deceived by the appearances, thinking that the rude and cruel people are the nicest people on earth. The ones that are really nice people and try to help turn out to be helpless or spinless when the situation needs them the most.
Here the Baudelaires are gaining more the reputation as "troublemakers", which is really unfa...more
Where the books become really clever is the additional bits of plot woven into the anecdotes, dedications and acknowledgments, written for the older reader, whether parents reading aloud or older children.
The humour is clever, beautifully insightful and infinitely quotable. Type Lem...more
Fortunately for me, a review of children's entertainment worth adult reading sited this series and said that it strayed away from the formula in the later books. Since virtually any of these books t...more
As the series progresses and the mysteries deepen, the children's characters grow and develop in surprising ways as togehter they face obstacles and a growing numbe...more