Sunday, April 10, 2016
Hardy Boys Revised Text #21 Broken Blade and #22 Flickering Torch Mystery
The boys end up traveling across the country to follow a slim clue that somehow leads them to the location where the sword can be found. Along the way, the boys end up on a movie set, where they find their parents working, when their parents are supposed to be on vacation in another state. It's also a bit hard to believe that the boys are able to step in for a fencing master in a scene in the movie.
This book bored me from the first page. Gradually, I began to find the book somewhat more interesting and was overall interested once I reached halfway through the book. Overall, I did not enjoy the book very much. I like the original text better.
Groovy, man. This book brings the boys into the hip 1960s. They play guitar in a combo at a club, and in one scene, they have groupies fawning over them. That is, the text doesn't use the word "fawning," but I figure that's what was going on.
I was skeptical at the beginning of the book, but I ended up greatly enjoying the story. I do like the original text better, but this is also a very good book.