May 18, 2017

Let's Compare: Recent Read/ TV Show - The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snickett

The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #4
Publisher:  Scholastic, Inc.
Publication Date:  April 15, 2000

Format: Hardback
Source: Borrowed from the Library



Goodreads Synopsis: 
Dear Reader,

I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumber mill, and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log.

The pages of this book, I'm sorry to inform you, contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons.

I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven't, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events Poster
The Miserable Mill Part 1 and Part 2 Episodes 7 & 8 (THE END!)
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Network: Netflix
Publication Date:  January 13, 2017- present

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I cannot believe that this is the end of the series of the TV show, I thought it did everything... I didn't look ahead because I didn't want to spoil the books. SO I am VERY surprised that I have to wait for the next installment of the show now (crying inside!).

Anywho, on top of that rude awakening, there was also a MAJOR twist in the last episode and I can't even go into it because it will completely spoil the show (I think) for those who haven't watched yet. But I was shocked and very interested in where the show was going with its liberties away from the book and this explained a few of them. 

So what differences were in the books you ask?! Well the kids end up at the Mill in the books via Mr. Poe, Sir becomes their next guardian. In the show, they hitchhike due to a photo they found to the Mill to find answers and "Trespassers will be put to work" so they are...put to work. I think that the show did a better job at explaining the crazy happenings at the Mill better than the book did, it put it all into a very nice package for the readers. I have to say that this book and all of its craziness and the wonderful twist ending of the show, made this my favorite part so far. 

I already have the next few books in my TBR stack from the Library... sadly I do have to wait for the show to continue though.

So what do you think, should I wait for the show to write more comparisons? Or just review the books as I read them?

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