Series of Unfortunate Events #8: The Hostile Hospital: Series of Unfortunate Events #8: The Hostile Hospital

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HarperCollins, Apr 16, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 255 pages
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The next instalment in the A Series of Unfortunate Events collection.

A word from Lemony Snicket ...

Dear Reader,

Before you throw this awful story to the ground and run as far away from it as possible, you should probably know why. This 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 story contains none of them. Contained within are such burdensome details as misleading newspaper headlines, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anaesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about such things.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket.

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

The Baudelaire orphans are on the run from angry villagers who believe them to be murderers, and so they take refuge in the nearest building: a half-built hospital. But no sooner do they discover a scrap of information about the VFD conspiracy than Count Olaf is hunting them once more. Read full review

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User Review  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

This is a very sweet volume in the story, because the orphans have a lot of sweet moments. Aside from that, of course, there's a lot of tragedy. The Baudelaire Orphans grapple with the possibility of ... Read full review

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Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Composer Is Dead.

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