HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

The Miserable Mill (2000)

by Lemony Snicket

Other authors: Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events (4)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
9,810101567 (3.63)66
Accidents, evil plots, and general misfortune abound when, in their continuing search for a home, the Baudelaire orphans are sent to live and work in a sinister lumber mill.
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 66 mentions

English (94)  Spanish (2)  French (1)  All languages (97)
Showing 1-5 of 94 (next | show all)
More tragic absurdity in the lives of the poor little Baudelaire orphans. What I'm enjoying most about this series are the quotable bits of wisdom nestled between the outlandish characters and near-morbid humor. The best one in this book: "Whether it was Uncle Monty's library of reptile books, or Aunt Josephine's library of grammar books, or Justice Strauss's library of law books, or, best of all, their parents' library of all kinds of books - all burned up now, alas - libraries always made them feel a little bit better. Just knowing that they cold read made the Baudelaire orphans feel as if their wretched lives could be a little brighter." ( )
  wandaly | Feb 16, 2021 |
It was fine. A little twist on the omnipresence of certain villains in the first three books, but not perhaps so much of a twist as I would have liked. It's as if these books were written for children. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
I've been reading this series as bedtime stories with Milly, although I did have to go back and read a few myself that she had raced through, unable to wait for me to read them to her at the pace of one chapter a night. They are genuinely brilliant books, funny and dark, mysterious and absurd.

This fourth one sees the orphans sent to work at the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill. Events are really very unfortunate again here, and Lemony Snicket continues to insist we should stop reading and read something more pleasant instead. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Dec 6, 2020 |
00014237
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
00014036
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Showing 1-5 of 94 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (10 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lemony Snicketprimary authorall editionscalculated
Helquist, BrettIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
To Beatrice -- My love flew like a butterfly Until death swooped down like a bat. The poet Emma Montana McElroy said: "That's the end of that."
First words
Sometime during your life - in fact, very soon - you may find yourself reading a book, and you may notice that a book's first sentence can often tell you what sort of story your book contains.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

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

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (3.63)
0.5 3
1 23
1.5 10
2 113
2.5 27
3 538
3.5 77
4 545
4.5 39
5 302

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 163,171,652 books! | Top bar: Always visible