Review of The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4) by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrations)

The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4) by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrations)

Review: This was the most boring book so far in this series. Not that  didn’t help the plot grow or the characters. But my goodness, I needed a little more to get me interested in the book. But I do have to say the ending was quite nice and murder-y. So far this had the most gruesome murder in it. I am so looking forward to the next book!

Favorite quote: N/A

Would I? reread? I do not think so.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Edition: Hardcover, First Edition, 194 pages.

Young Adult. Fiction. Children’s. Fantasy. Mystery. Mature Themes.

Published April 5th 2000 by HarperCollin.


Dear Reader,

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 lumbermill, 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 story 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

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