The Hostile Hospital (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
The Hostile Hospital, which picks up almost directly where The Vi...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
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
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 contains none of them. Within its pages are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, an int...more
There's a little bit more sleuthing in this volume with the Baudeliares decoding anagrams to find Violet and piecing together clues to see if one of their parents survived the fire that changed their lives forever.
I listened to the audiobook as read by Tim Curry, good stuff. Recommended for family road trips and readers grades 4-6+.
I despise this book. I despise them all. Reading them made me so mad and depressed, and reading reviews of them just amplifies those feelings. People adore these books. They list them among their favorite books of all time. Kids and adults alike love them and say they're great. So I don't quite know what they're missing. I feel it's my duty and responsibility to reveal these books for what they are. But I'll probably undergo a serious case of angst and start questioning myself and my motives nea...more
The Hostile Hospital tar vid direkt efter The Vile Village. Syskonen Baudelaire flyr från en utklädd Count Olaf och de hemska byborna I V.F.D. De kommer fram till en affär mitt ute i ingenstans, där syskonen försöker att kontakta Mr Poe, men utan resultat. Syskonen tvingas strax att fly igen, då affärsägaren kopplar ihop barnen med lögner spridda i t...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
During my time reading this book I made a text-to-text connection. Throughout the book the orphans had to hide and pretend to people they...more
|quotablebookquotes: The Hostile Hospital: An Overview||5||4||Dec 26, 2013 03:27PM|
|quotablebookquotes: The Hostile Hospital: Chapters 10 - 13||5||3||Dec 26, 2013 03:08PM|
|quotablebookquotes: The Hostile Hospital: Chapters 6 - 9||5||2||Dec 26, 2013 03:07PM|
|quotablebookquotes: The Hostile Hospital: Chapters 1 - 5||3||5||Dec 20, 2013 03:44PM|
|ONTD Book Club: The Hostile Hospital||2||8||Oct 02, 2013 04:43PM|
|The Wait||12||54||Oct 11, 2012 09:50PM|
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