The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8) by Lemony Snicket , Brett Helquist (Illustrations)
Review: So far not the best of the series, but very dark, with talk about cutting parts off of a child. But it did help with adding even more clues with big chunks missing from there. I feel as if I might never fully understand this mystery. Even though I am dying to understand it all. I just want answers guys! Ugh! The little flicker of hope that they tease us with… is very much NOT appreciated! I know better than to get my hopes up. I mean the last time was the second book with Monty (he would have been a great stand in parent for them).
Favorite quote: N/A
Would I? Reread? No. Read more of the series? Yes, I need to figure this series out.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Edition: Hardcover, First Edition, 255 pages
Young Adult. Fiction. Children’s. Fantasy.
Published January 1st 2001 by HarperCollins
Summary: Dear Reader,
Before you throw this awful book to the ground and run as far away from it as possible, you should probably know why. This book is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children’s miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful books in the world.
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, an intercom system, anaesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to read about such things.
I have sworn to research this story, and to write it down as best I can, so I should know that this book is something best left on the ground, where you undoubtedly found it.
With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket .
-Summary from GoodReads.com