The misfortune continues!
This is book four in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket, and I’m really enjoying the quick and easy reads.
The books are suitable for both kids and adults, and ever serve as a good palate cleanser between more serious books.
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Originally published: 2000
Plot from GoodReads:
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’m sorry to inform you, contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons. I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven’t, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection.
With all due respect,
This book takes the Baudelaire children to the gripping claws of child labor and all the negativities surrounding it.
This book doesn’t even feel like it has even the slightest bit of hope for the children to get out of their terrible situation, it’s gloomy from the beginning right until the end.
While there’s continuous despair within the pages of this book, it still remains entertaining to read. I still can’t wrap my head around how horrible all the adults are in the books, this one being no exception.
This has to be the saddest book I’ve read so far in the series, I mean, they are all pretty sad but this one hit a different kind of sad for me.
The book has a rating of 3.86 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.
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