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Dead Man in Deadwood
« on: May 04, 2009, 10:01:13 PM »
I just finished reading it and I can see why some people say it was one of the worst.
It had a good story and history there, but the criminal was too obvious and the writing wasn't the best.And someone of the parts it was just way too easy to see what was going to happen.

Anyone else read it?
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Re: Dead Man in Deadwood
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009, 08:09:01 PM »
It's been a few years since I read it, and basically I don't want to read it, since the biggest action scene was the graveyard-open field scene at the end of the book, where I think the town was doing the reenactment of some Civil War battle.
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Re: Dead Man in Deadwood
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 01:39:30 PM »
The book sucked. The story dragged on, and the confict about the land only made the book more boring. It used lame clifhangers and the action was missing. A three year old could figure out the bad guy. The picture on the cover was not in the book, and the closest thing to it was a clifhanger right before a boring talking part. The title should have been "Dead Plot In Deadwood".

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Re: Dead Man in Deadwood
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 02:53:54 PM »
The original artwork for this book was sold in September last year:

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Re: Dead Man in Deadwood
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 03:24:03 PM »
I've read Dead Man in Deadwood a couple of times- it's one of my favorites. Perhaps it's just that I like the American history part of it- but I don't honestly think it's all that bad. But then, I don't think any of The Hardy Boys Casefiles are all that bad. They're all pretty awesome to me. :) 8)
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Re: Dead Man in Deadwood
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 04:04:54 PM »
I've read Dead Man in Deadwood a couple of times- it's one of my favorites. Perhaps it's just that I like the American history part of it- but I don't honestly think it's all that bad. But then, I don't think any of The Hardy Boys Casefiles are all that bad. They're all pretty awesome to me. :) 8)

I tend to relate more to the Hardy boys of the Casefiles world than the other worlds, but considering that this was essentially a "Part 2" to Virtual Villainy, I found it extremely weak and more like something that was written very fast because someone thought that it would be interesting to have the readers see the Hardy boys only a few days after Virtual Villainy on their way home to Bayport, but they really didn't have any idea what the boys were going to do. 

It was kind of like when I first saw Birthright Parts 1 & 2 from Star Trek The Next Generation (the DS9-crossover episode) and I wanted to see more of Data's dream's and Deep Space Nine in Part 2, but the producers just dropped those plot threads at the end of Part 1, and just left Part 2 as Worf's story, which I didn't find as interesting.
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Re: Dead Man in Deadwood
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 06:18:30 PM »
Perhaps so. I did like the fact that they tied it into the events of Virtual Villiany- that was nice to have a book happening right after the other one. And I like those cases where they just fall into adventure- and mystery. :)
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Re: Dead Man in Deadwood
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 06:01:43 PM »
I hated this one and really don't know why. :-\
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