Zákeřná nemocnice (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8)
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
It demonstrates and increasing sophistication in the novels, perhaps born of the idea that the audience were growing older over the years that the books were published.
In previou ...more
The Hostile Hospital, which picks up almost directly where The Vi ...more
I love the development that happens throughout the series. The Hostile Hospital is book 8 and Sunny has begun to speak real words. Also you get more and more information on Lemony Snicket and what really happened the day of the fire. I’m really curious about the big solution... my suspicion at the moment is that (view spoiler)[Lemony Snicket is actually C ...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
There's a scene in this one, however, that I'm not sure how an eight-year-old would react. (view spoiler)[Violet ends up finally captured by Count Olaf's minions. The minions are all disguised as surgeons and they announce to the hospital that they're about to perform the world's first cranioectomy. Kl ...more
Things are not looking up for the children. A ...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
- 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
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
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
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
Vocabulary that children will learn in this book: hostile, telegram, punctilio, assortment ...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 very...more
Merely one example of Snicket's many witty remarks found throughout The Hostile Hospital and the rest of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
It is such a pleasure to read a book with such a delightful narrator. I never know what to expect from him, and it is a treat. Another treat is listening to Tim Curry's character perform ...more
We have been enjoying listening to the stories on audio CD and I really enjoy listening to Tim Curry narrate the story. He does an amazing job, so much better than I ever could! We were enthralled by the story and our girls were disappointed when I would insist on only listening to one disc each night.
The tale is dark and creepy and our girls loved the twists and turns as the story progressed. ...more
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