Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Nancy Drew #75 Emerald-Eyed Cat and #76 Eskimo's Secret
The story interested me quickly because the Johnsons are cold and uninterested when Nancy questions them. The behavior is most unusual, since Carson Drew is an old friend of the Johnsons.
On page 32 of the Wanderer edition, Nancy decides to go to a hotel since "there was no flight to Bayport this late." Now exactly why would Nancy want to Bayport, home of the Hardy Boys? It seems that someone became confused momentarily about whether this was a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. A similar error occurred in the first printing of #67 The Sinister Omen. Unlike in The Sinister Omen, the error in The Emerald-Eyed Cat was not corrected in later printings.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery.
In many of these Wanderer Nancy Drew books, Nancy has some habits that I find extremely annoying. Way too often, Nancy "swallowed hard," "swallowed a sigh," or "gulped." Goodness. Each time I read one of those passages, I quit reading and mimicked that action. I don't do that when I'm nervous, so it seems foreign and strange to me. Swallowing hard and swallowing a sigh takes way too much effort, in my opinion.
I overall enjoyed The Eskimo's Secret, although not as much as The Emerald-Eyed Cat. At this point, the Wanderer Nancy Drew books are wearing on me, and I want to move past them into the Minstrel books.