Book Review: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4)

Hey Guys!
It’s time for another post on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. I finally finished part three, The Miserable Mill!

Goodreads-Cover for The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

Goodreads-Cover for The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

 

The Plot:
After their last encounter with Count Olaf, the Beaudelair Children are sent to the Lucky Smells Lumbermill. It soon turns out that many things are quite irritating their: the workers get paid in coupons, only get chewing gum for lunch, and the kids (including Sunny) have to start working at the mill. So far Count Olaf is nowhere to be seen, but why does the house across the street look like his tattoo?

 

The Rating:
I have to admit, so far this is my least favourite book in the series. There’s a lot of stuff going on but it feels just a little more superficial than the novels before. Although there were some funny and sad moments, The Miserable Mill failed to pull me in as much as the rest of the series did.
Don’t get me wrong, it is still a wonderfully written book with many weird and amiable characters, but the other ones were just a tiny bit better.
However, I have to admire Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket for coming up with all of this stuff. This is definitely one of the most creative series I encountered in a while!

Not my favourite book in the series but still a fascinating story!

 

Did you read the book? Let me know in the comments what you think!

 

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4)

  1. It wasn’t my favourite either. I don’t think I can rank them accurately anymore, but my faves included The Reptile Room, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator and then I am not sure anymore what happened in which book. I liked the hotel and the circus and the submarine … if that makes any sense, but it probably won’t until you get to those particular books. The Quagmires were definitely always a welcome appearance.

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