Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Three Investigators #7 Fiery Eye and #8 Silver Spider
On page 4, Aunt Mathilda announces, "That's a very valuable and artistic statue. I'm planning to charge five dollars for it!" This struck me funny, since I can't helping thinking in terms of 2014 money.
We learn on page 7 that Uncle Titus "bought anything that interested him, not just things he knew would sell." Many of us fall into that category with respect to buying books, even those who don't sell them.
On page 159, "Time crawled past like a tired snail the rest of the afternoon." I love that line.
This is a very good book.
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the others. For all series, I have always preferred the stories that are set near the home or homes of the main characters. I never enjoy ones set in foreign countries anywhere near as much, with the only exception being the Beverly Gray series. Anytime a book involves traveling to another country and learning about that country's history, I tend not to be as interested.
I enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as the others, due to the setting.