The Miserable Mill

The Miserable Mill

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Accidents, evil plots, and general misfortune abound when, in their continuing search for a home, the Beaudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a sinister lumber mill



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,

Lemony Snicket

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780064407694
Branch Call Number: J FICTION SNICK...L
Characteristics: 194 pages ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett


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Sep 12, 2019

#4 UE AR Quiz No. 41284 EN Fiction
 IL: MG - BL: 6.2 - AR Pts: 5.0.

This is still a good book, but like some of the other comments said this book is getting kind of repetitive. Count Olaf in a new discuss tries to get the Children’s fortune but doesn’t manage to and then runs away at the end without Mr Poe chasing after him. Don’t get me wrong this series is still cool but I hope the rest of the books don’t keep repeating.

Apr 22, 2019

The fourth installment in this sad, unfortunate story is even more miserable than the first three, as told by the title of this book. The Lucky Smells Lumber Mill truly is a miserable place, and the orphans don’t just live there, but they also work there.

But where is Count Olaf in all of this? That is the most surprising, and dare I say, unpleasant truth in all of this. With more deception and trickery than ever before, this heinous—a word that means “despicable and horrible”—man tries once again to get his hands on the Baudelaire fortune.

If you’re still interested in following the misfortunes of the Baudelaire orphans, then by all means, pick up this book. Just remember that this book does not have a happy ending.

Mar 24, 2018

I like this book, but it is probably my least favorite of the series. But the rest are good and for them to make sense you have to read this one! It was hard to read because I felt so bad for the characters and often had to put it down. It made me thankful for my family though. Overall, it was an OK book. I would read it again for sure. Some parts are VERY good. Like the part towards the end. ;) Anyways, good book. Good series.

Oct 11, 2017

I loved this book so much. My favourite part was when Violet and Sunny tried to un hypnotise Klaus. This book is my second favourite. My favourite is the Hostile Hospital. I cant wait for the next series on Netflix comes. I love the mystery and suspition this book holds.

Aug 05, 2017

This one I didn't like as the previous books. I mean, this time Count Olaf and his team wanted to saw a person in pieces?? They hypnotized a Baudelaire? A really weird guy called "Sir" whose head is never seen pays his workers in *coupons*?? And why does Mr. Poe just always stand there and say to Olaf: "You're under arrest"? Every time Count Olaf just runs!! I wish the author came up with some other ways for the Baudelaires to be unfortunate than just "new home, in comes Count Olaf in disguise, he tries to get the Baudelaire fortune somehow, the three siblings outsmart him, Mr. Poe is called, Olaf runs away."

Jul 13, 2017

I liked this book because it was very interesting and kept me reading. My favourite part was when Violet and Sunny where trying to figure out how to unhypnotize Klaus by reading the book. I also liked when the baudelaire's where trying to get used to the work at the lumber mills. Overall, I have no negative feedback about this book.

Nov 09, 2016

lol I LOVE this book also!!!

Aug 10, 2015

I really enjoyed this book!

Jul 26, 2015

My personal favorite of the entire series. :)

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