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Sep 10

Hardy Boys Retrospective

I’m glad this writer took the time to revisit and re-read the Hardy Boys series I read and enjoyed so much, so I didn’t have my golden memories of these childhood books as badly tarnished.
I loved the The Hardy Boys books. I can even remember distinct details from some of the episodes, like The Secret Of The Caves
— although they all tend to blur into on long ‘episode’ now. My gut tells me they would probably be underwhelming to re-read now, so I’ve left them well enough alone.
That said, I was surprised by the antipathy that their Canadian (way to go, eh) ghost writer, Leslie McFarlane, showed towards the series.
He pretty much detested them. Wonder how Nancy Drew’s writer(s) felt about their writings…