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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
the next adventure in the Baudelaire orphan saga ... oh my!
My love flew like a butterfly
Until death swooped down like a bat
As the poet Emma Montana McElroy said:
'That's the end of that”
A fast read. Not quite up to the standards set by the previous books, but perhaps it's simply that the newness has worn off.
Enjoyable and entertaining read. Hopefully Lemony Snicket can take a huge turn on the plot on the next book so it doesn't just keep repeating. But still a good read.
Who cares if their repetitive? Their good reads. Especially for young children who like to read (:
The Baudelaire orphans once again narrowly escape the clutches of the nefarious Count Olaf. These are great books for children with a surprisingly large and difficult vocabulary.
The first five books are somewhat repetitive, but once you get to the Ersatz Elevator the stories break the pattern somewhat. I enjoyed this series and all the mysteries and melodrama and alliteration.
I agree with saphire_257. They are getting kinda repetitive. However, it is still good, but that is not to say that by the eight or ninth book I will not be bored.
This wasn't the best of the books. personally, it is getting a little repetitive.