The Miserable Mill - A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Miserable Mill - A Series of Unfortunate Events

Title: The Miserable Mill - A Series of Unfortunate Events
Author: Lemony Snicket
First Published in the UK:2002
Publisher: Egmont Books Limited
Price on Amazon: Paperback £5.99 Kindle: £5.99
ISBN: 0-7497-4702-1

The miserable Mill says it all really doesn't it about how the three Baudelaire's have gotten along thus far. 

By now Violet, Klaus and Sunny are onto their fourth guardian known only as Sir, They have moved in and been forced to work in a lumber mill. Living in a dormitory with the other employees and working all day with nothing to eat until the evening. The foreman is a horrible man who treats the children terribly. Just when it seems things can't get any worse, Klaus breaks his glasses and has to go to see Dr Orwell to get a new pair, but when he returns something is not right and we all know when things are not right in the Baudelaire's lives it usually means Count Olaf is behind it however, we do not hear about Olaf till almost three quarters of the way through the book, when his cunning plan is 
discovered. Can the children get away this time?

I must admit having read this series of books before when i was a young child i couldn't remember this one at all so it was nice to read it as if it was the first time i had read it. I enjoyed the plot and i am still loving the characters. I found i really liked Charles but i thought him to be a bit useless as he promised to help but his idea of helping was of no use at all. I found Sir to be almost as bad as Olaf himself and should certainly never been allowed to take charge of children, he is a wicked man and again i found myself angry with Mr Poe for the usual reasons but also for wanting to leave the children with Sir at the end of the book. How anyone could leave children with a man like that is beyond me so again i found myself furious with Mr Poe. 

I find i am really enjoying Snicket's Literary techniques i have never read a book which uses these techniques before and i find it quiet refreshing, like i have said in my previous post, i have read posts where people find this technique to be extremely annoying and condescending but i personally enjoy it. 

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