Saturday, November 28, 2015
Bret King #7 Comanche Caves, #8 Wolf Creek, and #9 Bandit Gulch
On page 48, Bret and the Rimrockers come across a young boy who is running away from home with his father in hot pursuit. On page 51, just moments after meeting the Rimrockers, the boy's father agrees to let his son leave for two weeks and travel with the Rimrockers. This is not logical.
Vic masters judo in one page. This is also not logical.
Bret is given an amulet by a Chinese tourist. Later, the amulet is seen by a Chinese man, who provides Bret with a clue because of the amulet. How convenient.
I skimmed a lot of the text towards the end of the book.
The book is decent but nothing special.
Church is mentioned on page eight, which, as I previously mentioned, is something that I tend to notice and find interesting.
I feel like all the boys do in this book is follow tracks here and there, pretty much just like the last book. In fact, at one point, I recalled an event from the last book and thought that it was in this book. Later, I realized that I had confused the two stories, which shows how similar they are.
I enjoyed this book, although parts were not that interesting.
In Bret King #9, The Mystery of Bandit Gulch, Tovar is holding a festival that includes reenacting a train's journey into town. The train's journey is put into jeopardy when the owner of a parcel of land refuses to let the train use the tracks across the property. Soon, it becomes apparent that someone is after a treasure.
I greatly enjoyed this story.
I wonder if I am the only person who has ever been able to successfully completely ignore Benny's annoying expression, "well, gee my wheeze." After the early books, the expression did not annoy me in the slightest. In fact, I almost liked it at times, oddly enough, and in some of the later books, the expression does not appear often. I found that I kind of missed seeing the expression in those books.
I overall greatly enjoyed this series. I was bored at some points and had to skim some parts, but overall, the books are very good.