The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8)
Before you throw this awful book to the ground and run as far away from it as possible, you should probably know why. This book is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children's miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful books in the world.
There are man pleasant things to read about, but this book c...more
I enjoyed the climax scene in this book because it is the biggest close-call yet! Klaus is amazing, and is amazing in the climax scene.
Favorite quote from this book:
"There are many things in this world I do not know. I do not know how butterflies get out of their cocoons without damaging their wings. I do not know why anyone would boil vegetables when roasting them is tastier. I do not know how to make olive oil, and I do not know why...more
- iniziano a scegliere da soli il loro destino
- non possono più fare affidamento sul signor Poe (per quanto fosse sempre stato inutile, era la loro unica speranza di qualcuno che s'interessasse a loro)
- La loro fama cambia, devono scappare non da olaf ma dal resto del mondo che li crede assassini
- il loro scopo non è più sfuggire semplicemente a olaf, ma scoprire una serie di misteri: cos'è V.F.? chi è sopravvissuto all'i...more
After eluding the clutches of Count Olaf and avoiding being burned at the stake by a bunch of vile villagers, the Baudelaire orphans now find themselves in a van full of Volunteers Fighting Disease. The van, crammed with happy, singing volunteers and heart-shaped balloons, is heading to Heimlich Hospital to cheer up some patients and strum their guitars. Our orphans secure a job for themselves in the hospital’s Library of Records, where they ma...more
The Baudelaires need a safe place to stay - somewhere far away from terrible villains and local police. A quiet refuge where misfortune never visits. Might Heimlich Hospital be just the place? In Lemony Snicket′s eighth ghastly instalment in A Series of Unfortunate Events, I′m sorry to say that the Baudelaire Orphans will spend time in a hospital where they risk encountering a misleading newspaper headline, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some ver
ATENÇÃO: Essa é a resenha do oitavo livro da série. Se você ainda não leu os primeiros e não gosta de SPOILER, talvez não seja uma boa ideia ler essa resenha. A Nanie evita spoilers, mas como é uma série, não tem como não falar nada do que aconteceu anteriormente.
Violet, Klaus e Sunny não encontraram um lar verdadeiro na Cidade Sinistra dos Corvos... na verdade, eles foram usados como faxineiras pelos habitantes da cidade e tiveram que sair correndo de lá após terem...more
They are teased (a word here meaning "they find a page of a file") with minimal clues to their past, and once again encounter Olaf and his unpleasant crew. One never grows tired...more
This is book is pretty darn amazing. There are certain parts that will make you want to cry. But then he turns around and makes you want to laugh your cheese off. I like the fact that he adds his own opinion in, in the most random parts of the book. For example at the beggining he was saying how if you want to read a book with a happy lit...more
In my opinion the series can be broken into 5 different parts:
1. Books 1-4 are the fortune books (where the plot is driven by Count Olaf coming up with schemes to get the orphan's fortune while they aimlessly go from guardian to guardian).
2. Books 5-7 are the Quagmire books (where the plot is still going through guardians but now the are trying to save their friends, the two Quagmire triplets).
3. Books 8-10 are the Snicket File books (...more
It starts of when the Baudelaire orphans, Voilet,Claus, and Sunny, were running for their lives because they were falsely accused of murdering Jacques Snicket at the end of the previous book. Finally, the orphans reached a shop which gave them breakfast and let them send a telegram to Mr.Poe. Since the news of the murderer was spread everywhere and it's even in t...more
From the slow beginning of this book (the predecessor to Hostile Hospital was not my personal favourite in the series) to the gripping moments when it looks like Olaf may finally have his han...more
A series of unfortunate events is a series about Sunny an infant, Klaus a thirteen year old, and Violet Baudelaire a fourteen year old. They lost their parents in a terrible fire that...more
The Hostile Hospital, which picks up almost directly where The Vi...more
I've been reading this series in order since I first gained interest through the tie-in movie "Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events". I love the series for its superb characterization, lovely writing, quirky plotlines, and deeply dark humor, but it's worth noting that the series so far has been extremely formulaic: Mr. Poe drops the children off with a new guardian, things get progressively worse as Count Olaf shows...more
Things get worsen and deeper, it's so ironical that despite "all the media attention" of the past, Count Olaf is "cleared" of all charges while the Baudelaires are continuosly framed and villanized by the media, pursued by angry mobs and how people are easily influenced by believing in lies.
I though something worse would have happened to Violet after self-sacr...more
With his whole troupe available Count Olaf is taking few risks dealing with these children. Will he be able to devise a plot to secures the Baud...more
I must admit, the idea of them being forced to saw off their own sisters head actually gave me goosebumps. I also must say how much I love daniel/lemony's little quips about the stupidity of some peoples attitudes to well, the 'attitude' of sick people.put simply, I...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
It's crazy how this series has drawn us in. I've been reading this series to the kids, and until recently pausing between books to read other books before returning. But the pace of the overarching plot has quickened, and so now the kids aren't letting me read anything else. We are moving from book to book at breakneck speed. We only pause to discuss the various mysteries and the clues we've been given.
The Hostile Hospital departs quite...more
Things are not looking up for the children. A...more
Lemony Snicket, like in all of the books in this series, uses third person. In other words, he is the narrarator of the story. Literary elements are important...more
Summer without you is as cold as winter.
Winter without you is even colder.
So much emotion in those two lines.
This wasn't really one of my favorite books in the series. It was alright. What I liked about it, was the mention of the Snickets. Jacques and "the other one", who I'm assuming is Lemony Snicket, the so-called author. Mentioning the Snickets gives the story a more realistic view. It makes the reader question if these events really happened. There's more action happening now....more
Having now charged through 8 books in this series (of unfortunate events) I have come to one conclusion: life doesn’t just suck if you happen to be the Baudelaire orphans, it COMPLETELY sucks. They never seem to catch a break and they never seem to catch Count Olaf at the end of each book. The only thing these orphans do catch is a lot of flack from people who want to kill them and people who are too weak or gullibl...more
Olaf and his crew arrived and almost decapitated Violet.
The reader can feel there is more coming in this series. Lemony is interjecting himself more. It is believed t...more