D and freeing themselves from Count Olaf s clutches once again, the Baudelaire children are now on their own They find themselves at a convenience store in the middle of nowhere with the hope of getting a message to Mr Poe The issue now is that they need to stay as covert as possible because it s been published in the local newspaper The Daily Punctilio that they re dangerous murderers After another narrow escape, they end up at Heimlich Hospital where they find an interesting and shocking clue regarding the fire that killed their parents With Violet Baudelaire in serious trouble, Klaus and Sunny have to scramble up a plan to save her, but how can they possibly save her all alone Will Count Olaf finally be captured, or will his ridiculous shenanigans continueBabs has resigned from Heimlich Hospital, said the voice, and the siblings felt as if they could see the cruel smile Olaf always had on his face when he was telling lies She decided to pursue a career as a stuntwoman, and has begun throwing herself off buildings immediately My name is Mattathias, and I am the new Head of Human Resources I will be conducting a complete inspection of every single employee here at Heimlich Hospital, beginning immediately That is all This installment is definitely one of my personal favorites yet Similar to The Vile Village, it s a little slow to start, but all of us were on edge for the final half The villains in this series just keep gettingdesperate and become quite murderous this time around with the Baudelaires in the most danger they ve found themselves in since the start of the series There were a few parts in the story that were totally unbelievable, but in a work of fiction such as this, it worked out just fine for us Overall, we enjoyed this installment It seems that this book is one of the darkest of all, especially with the setting With the children left in such a dangerous predicament by the end of the story, we llthan likely move right on to book nine.
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com The Hostile Hospital A Series of Unfortunate Events 8 , Lemony SnicketThe 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 help 2011 1384 195 1388 9789647948753 21 .
The Hostile Hospital book 8 of 13 is the first volume I believe to introduce the idea that the children themselves have to do things to survive that, while understandable, are not noble when viewed in isolation This begins in earnest the theme of noble vs villainous people that dominates to the end of the series 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 books we ve often had a guardian who whilst well intentioned though often deeply stupid lacks the moral fibre to act when doing the right thing requires some bravery In this book, and those remaining, it is the children whose actions are slowly called into doubt.
This path begins very gently in this book with the necessity of the children lying to or tricking various people in order to preserve themselves Additionally the children begin to adopt the tactics of their enemy using disguises themselves.
Guardians who refuse to recognise Count Olaaf are a thing of the past and instead we are drawn deeper into the mystery of VFD and the events leading to this current series of unfortunate events.
Our 3 heroes continue to suffer and are put in great jeopardy by Count Olaaf and his crew The ending also departs from the pattern Count Olaaf does flee the scene but there s a crucial difference this time.
Celyn enjoyed this one as she has enjoyed the previous volumes Some of the wordplay goes over her head but then it s entirely possible that some of it goes over mine too.
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This is your friendly reminder that I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH.
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 the sake of surgical decapitation.
THEY TRY TO CHOP VIOLET BAUDELAIRE S HEAD OFF.
Who can blame me for being slightly damaged That sh t is scarring and not just for Violet Buh dum ch This particular installment is amazing even among the thirteen amazing installments that make up the series it is in, for the following reasons the Snicket file, one of many mysterious mysteries to be researched the Library of Records, which is one of the top places I d want to visit if I were in this world view spoiler too bad it burnt to the ground hide spoiler Alright, I am hereby aborting my mission to finish this series Here is my reasoning 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 snatching it away about twenty seven thousand times, it stops being witty or suspenseful and just gets irritating.
6 I already feel like I ve wasted enough time on this series, and with a TBR pile both physical and online that is growing at an exponential rate, I d rather focus what precious little reading time I have on books I m actually interested in This makes it sound like the person died or something rest assured, they are still very much alive, they just became a raging asshole Oh, well.
D and all the other mysteries.
We are Volunteers Fighting DiseaseAnd 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 bleedOr if they cough up bile Chorus Tra la la, Fiddle Dee dee, Hope you get well soonHo ho ho, hee hee heeHave a heart shaped balloonWe 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 someWe sing to boys with broken bones And girls whose throats are sore CHORUS We sing to men with measles,And to women with the flu,And if you breathe in deadly germs,We ll probably sing to you CHORUS screaming If Netflix DOES renew this series for S2 and it has this book in there, they had BETTER come up with a tune as obnoxious as that EASY STREET song on Walking Dead it s by the Collapsable Hearts Club so go look it up but it s catchy at the same time haha and end up doing this where you get two different types of people.
those who ll learn it sing along for the heck of it.
then you have those who would ABSOLUTELY HATE IT.
So I m giving this 2 1 2 stars and still cringed reading this and seriously couldn t get into it and was still repetitive like non other for me It was still all the same as the other books looking back only this time the orphans are truly on their own It was an Okay book, typical Unfortunate Events book but one rant though like with Klaus and Sunny we need to save our sister so how are we going to fool everyone oh, let s put on lab coats and surgical masks and that way we can fool Count Olaf s henchmen and everyone else face palm SERIOUSLY REEEEEALLY I was soooooooooooo done after that ESPECIALLY A BABY As soon as mr Lemony Snicket put that in, I thought no I can t do this style of writing but I m now committed until the end ONLY because after watching the first episode on netflix and seeing two certain characters at the end of the very episode in that van chained, I thought, I don t remember reading that really I m confused so I decided may as well now I m just SUPER SUPER SUUUPER glad these will be REALLY fast reads So someone PLEASE tell me it gets less repetitive andstory I also think Sunny s weird one word sentences and her older siblings understanding her is too weird, and just say which meant instead of something like probably meant along the lines or meant something like kinda annoying Anyway, onto book 9 D I survived this one I can survive the rest oh side note haha my 12 year old little sister started the first book after watching Episode 1 as well and she said she didn t even get passed the first chapter I laughed and applauded her and when I teased her the other day about reading them.
hahaha her LOOK was priceless and a definite no There Is Nothing To Be Found In The Pages Of These books But Misery And Despair You Still Have Time To Choose Something Else To read But If You Must Know What Unpleasantries Befall The Charming And Clever Baudelaire Children read OnThe Hostile Hospital There Are Many 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, Heartshaped Balloons, And Some Very Starling News About A Fire Clearly You Do Not Want To read About Such Things 4.
3 5Tra 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 real person , but he simply speaks through the microphone to give orders as the Hospital boss After the events happened in that village the children are wanted by everyone and everyone who read the Daily Punctilio know who they are There sadventure in here, especially during the last half and it reminded me of how much I liked the first books the series.
I loved the last part, it s actually pretty creepy knowing the circumstances The mystery is still there, nothing new is added nor discovered, the final decision of the orphans though was very brave, even if necessary.
75 Once again, this was a fun addition to the series, although I did feel it felt a little like a filler book Not the most memorable of the series so far but it still had me turning the pages, feeling intrigued as to what is going on I would just like a littledevelopment as there s a lot of teasing going on, which has been intrigued but I d be glad for some kind of revelation at some point soon