The Hostile Hospital
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 encounteri...more
Also I have questions about why this hospital was so filthy and if ...more
It demonstrates an 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 previous ...more
This series ranks among cookies and coffee and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for things in this world that I purely love, without complication or exception.
Also, I now understand why I am the way that I am. Clearly, nine-year-old me (who wasn't allowed to read Harry Potter past a certain point in the evening because if I did I'd get nightmares) was NOT equipped to handle this book, wherein a fourteen year old girl is drugged for t ...more
The Hostile Hospital is the eighth novel in the children's book series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, the pseudonym of Daniel Handler. It takes place shortly after The Vile Village and is followed by a sequel, The Carnivorous Carnival. After escaping the Village of Fowl Devotees, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire arrive at a store to send a telegram to Mr. Poe, explaining their situation and pleading for ...more
I am enjoying this series waay to much for being an adult woman who never read Lemony Snicket before 😂. Although, I must say, his sense of humour reminds me of my beloved childhood favourite, Roald Dahl! I also fell in love with A series of Unfortunate Events after watching the old movie, which starred two my favourite actors: Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep! This series is fun, dark, twisted, but in a cute, childish way! Absolutely loving it...
1. Every book has the same exact formulaic plot.
2. Every book has versions of same exact characters doing the same exact things.
3. The person who recommended I read these is no longer in my life*.
4. After reading 7.5 out of 13 books, I still know next to nothing about the overarching mystery.
5. Too much teasing. Snicket has to realise that if you keep dangling the answer in front of the reader's face and snatchi ...more
Goodreads review published 19/02/20
“Tra la la, Fiddle dee dee,
Hope you get well soon.
Ho ho ho, hee hee hee,
Have a heart-shaped balloon.”
This was my last book read in 2017. Great book to end the year, to be honest.
The last couple of the series weren’t too exciting nor with an interesting story, but in this one there’s once again the main spirit of this series.
After the escaping from the Village the kids end up in a Hospital, but it’s no common hospital there.
Count Olaf’s disguise in here was pretty cool. We don’t get a “ ...more
And we’re cheerful all day long.
If someone said we were sad,
That person would be wrong.
We visit people who are ill,
And try to make them smile,
Even if their noses bleed
Or if they cough up bile
Tra la la, Fiddle Dee dee,
Hope you get well soon
Ho ho ho, hee hee hee
Have a heart shaped balloon
We visit people who are ill,
And try and make them laugh,
Even when the doctor says he
Must saw them in half.
We sing and sing all night and day,
And then we sing some mor ...more
This was full of action! I felt like there wasn't a moment to breathe and I loved that about it. It was fast paced and fun and mysterious and that ending? These kids are brave as hell.
Why did Esme wink at them?
Who survived the fire?
What does Olaf really have to do with any of this?
I'm excited for The Carnivorous Carnival!
Now on to book 9!! :D
- Richard or Drahcir or Ardichar
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's true that the world is a sad place and there's just too much cruelty everywhere. But Snicket's world has extraordinary amount of cruelty and misjudgment, enhanced by million times under ...more
I don’t understand why I used to dislike this book so much! It’s so good. It was interesting to see how the two youngest Baudelaires fended for themselves without big sister Violet to help them. This book also marks the start of Olaf slowly but surely losing his theatre troupe members until he (eventually) ends up completely and utterly alone as he deserves.
The Baudelaire children are so brave. That epic ending. It's awfully sad that they're comparing t ...more
The Hostile Hospital is what it is. Disturbing yet highly interesting. I only know what these types of hospitals could be like based off of movies or tv shows. The hospital and the people were nuts and I just couldn't put this book down. I love creepy books and wanted to see how this is going to play out.
Olaf is just Olaf to me know. If you think he wont do something.. he probably already has or is planning to do so. He's such a good villain and I'm still slightl ...more
This is the 8th installment of the series and there's still a lot of unanswered mysteries.
But, one thing that sets this one apart from the others is when Claus and Sunny save Violet from Olaf and his associates. For a repetitive book, that was a scene that's ...more
I'm struggling to give it 4 or 5, because this story was awesome & one of my favourites in this series! (but maybe not deserving 5 stars?) Idk
RTC after re-reading when I decided to re-read :P
since the wrong turning of the wheel in the last book, the villains & heroes places changed, Baudelaires have to protect themselves from the prying eyes in a crowded hospital.
they have an opportunity to find the truth.
but in order to do that, they made some mistakes.
& they have to solve the c ...more
Very Lemony Snicket-y as usual.
There's not much to say about these series for now...
I am expecting something huge to come out of the last few books, and my hunger for the truth about Beatrice and the Snicket family and the fire is increasing every volume I read.
I look forward to picking up the rest of the series.
Here's an eerie, fatalistic Snicket excerpt for yo ...more
|Volunteer Fire De...: Excuse me, but I’ve found a secret message in book eight, and I need some help figuring it out.||3||13||Jan 20, 2020 11:01PM|
|Was Lemony in the hospital?||5||35||Oct 08, 2019 10:25AM|
|Fairbanks Clinic, Inc.||1||1||Apr 20, 2019 10:38PM|
|My independent reading project.||1||3||Mar 28, 2018 09:33AM|
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