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text SPOILER ALERT! 2019-06-17 19:20
Adaption Review: The Hostile Hospital

 

Title: The Hostile Hospital
Show Details: A Series of Unfortunate Events, S2.E7&8
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton
Guest Starring:
Release Date: March 30, 2018
Length: Episode 1 - 44 min

             Episode 2 - 40 min

 

Favourite character: Klaus
Crush: N/A
Least Favourite character: Olaf & Esme

 

Mini-review: Good adaption, but I was not a fan of the horror movie references. Loved seeing Louis Hynes using his natural accent in a disguise, and the reference to the fact that actor is from Oxford. Glad the henchmen of the indeterminate gender didn’t die.

 

Complaints: Just the little details, like Babs was seen and held hostage instead of a voice over the PA and murdered.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2019-06-17 19:15
Review: The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket
The Hostile Hospital - Lemony Snicket

Title: The Hostile Hospital
Author: Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events, 8
Format: ebook
Length: 322 pages (iPhone)
Rating: 4 stars

 

Synopsis: The Baudelaires need a safe place to stay - somewhere far away from terrible villains and local police. A quiet refuge where misfortune never visits. Might Heimlich Hospital be just the place? In Lemony Snicket′s eighth ghastly instalment in A Series of Unfortunate Events, I′m sorry to say that the Baudelaire Orphans will spend time in a hospital where they risk encountering a misleading newspaper headline, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire.


Favourite character: Klaus
Least favourite character: Olaf

 

Mini-review: One question haunts me as I reread this series: How on earth does Count Olaf keep finding them? Does have a tracking device on them or something. Like how does he do it?
Mr. Poe had nothing to do with this move, so it’s nice I guess that the Baudelaires are taking things into their own hands.
Anyway, we’re getting into the deaths of the henchmen and I’m getting sad. Oh well. All evil things must come to an end.
Disclaimer: I do not agree with the henchmen’s schemes. I just enjoy they’re personalities and how on the show we’re getting to see more personal stuff.

 

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text 2018-02-19 04:17
# 7, 8, 9 in The Series of Unfortunate Events
The Vile Village - Lemony Snicket
The Hostile Hospital - Brett Helquist,Lemony Snicket
The Carnivorous Carnival - Lemony Snicket

In The Vile Village, an entire village decides to adopt the Baudelaire orphans. But, instead of taking care of them, the villagers just put them to work. Nothing goes easy for the Baudelaires but they pull together to survive and protect each other. 

 

From Amazon re: The Hostile Hospital.

In Lemony Snicket's eighth ghastly installment in A Series of Unfortunate Events, I'm sorry to say that the Baudelaire orphans will spend time in a hospital where they risk encountering a misleading newspaper headline, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire.

From Amazon re: The Carnivorous Carnival.

A carnival is a place for good family fun—as long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time at the carnival turns out to be yet another episode in a now unbearable series of unfortunate events. In fact, in this appalling ninth installment in Lemony Snicket's serial, the siblings must confront a terrible lie, a caravan, and Chabo the wolf baby.

 

Throughout the three books, the Baudelaires find more clues about the initials VFD and what happened to their parents. Then again, everything they learn only leads to more questions. Count Olaf continues his villanous behavior and efforts to get his hands on the Baudelaire fortune. The warnings from Snicket to stop reading still make me laugh as do his explanations of what words mean (always set in the context of the story).

 

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quote 2018-02-17 19:31
There are two reasons why a writer would end a sentence with the word "stop" written entirely in capital letters STOP. The first is if the writer were writing a telegram... But there is another reason why a writer would end a sentence with "stop" written entirely in capital letters, and that is to warn readers that the book they are reading is so utterly wretched that if they have begun reading it, the best thing to do would be to stop STOP.
The Hostile Hospital - Brett Helquist,Lemony Snicket

 

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text 2017-02-19 20:26
Week 7 of 2017
The Ersatz Elevator - Michael Kupperman,Lemony Snicket,Brett Helquist
The Vile Village - Lemony Snicket
The Hostile Hospital - Brett Helquist,Lemony Snicket
Champagne for One - Rex Stout,Lena Horne
Black Orchids - Rex Stout
The Silent Speaker - Rex Stout,Walter Mosley

 Books Read: 6

 

The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital: I'm continuing A Series of Unfortunate Events, hoping to finish by the end of this month. Sunny, Klaus, and Violet begin to investigate the VFD after the loss of the Quagmire triplets. At the end of The Vile Village the series breaks off from it's usual search for a guardian for the siblings and leaves them to fend for themselves completely. 4 1/2 stars.

 

Champagne For One, Black Orchids, The Silent Speaker: I stated last week in my round-up that going back and re-reading the Nero Wolfe books I enjoyed them even more than the first time, this continues to be accurate. Champagne For One is my favorite of the three I've finished this week (5 stars), Black Orchids comes in second (4 1/2 stars), and The Silent Speaker comes last (3 1/2 stars).

 

Ongoing Reads: 1

 

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Reveled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime: I'm still working my way through this. Reading this, I have to say, not much has changed in regards to how people behave during and after a murder investigation.

 

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