The Miserable Mill (Series of Unfortuante Events, #4)
By Lemony Snicket
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2000
194 pages, Hardcover
Date Finished: 26/ 9/ 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction
~First Line of Book: "Sometime during your life -- in fact, very soon -- you may find yourself reading a book, and you may notice that a book's first sentence can often tell you what sort of story your book contains."
~Last Line of Book: "The Baudlaire orphans were alive, and it seemed that maybe they had an inordinate amount of luck after all."
Review: The fourth book in the Unfortunate Events series was spectacular. There were some things that were completely ridiculous, like the fact that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are forced to work in a lumbermill with some very dangerous machines. But anyway, some of the characters were really nice, and others were straight up mean. Lemony Snicket has once again told an unfortunate period of time for the Baudelaire orphans, and even though it will make you feel sorry for the children, it keeps you buying and/or borrowing the series to finish reading all thirteen books. I recommend this book (this series) to anyone that has the time to read it.
Quotes from the Book:
"For instance, I once loved a woman, who for various reasons could not marry me. If she hadsimply told me in person, I would have been very sad, of course, but eventually it might have passed. However, she chose instead to write a two-hundred-page book, explaining every single detail of the bad news at great length, and instead my sadness has been of impossible death."
"A fair deal, as everyone knows, is when both people give something of more or less equal value. . . . If someone offered to smuggle me out of the country in her sailboat, inexchang for free tickets to an ice show, that would be a fair deal."
"My chauffer once told me that I would feel better in the morning, but when I woke up the two of us were still on a tiny island surrounded by man-eating crocodiles, and, as I'm sure you can understand, I didn't feel any better about it."
" 'Well,' he said, 'this isn't too bad. My left leg is broken, but at least I'm right-legged. That's pretty fortunate.'
'Gee,' one of the other employees murmured. 'I thought he'd say something more along the lines of "Aaaaah! My leg! My leg!" ' "