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Re: #14 Hazed
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2009, 11:54:42 PM »
I'd say there have been some decent Hardy Boys books since Rockey Road, but, yeah, not very many. It's sad that I'm enjoying the 80-something page graphic novels more then the actual novels, which I haven't read since Double Down (which I still haven't finished).

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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2009, 11:37:34 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2009, 08:49:54 PM »
Wanted, Death and Diamonds, Pushed, Comic Con Artist. I don't actually remember much about the plot lines, just that I enjoyed them at the time...so they weren't really memorable (except for Wanted) and I'd take almost any Casefile over most of these, but they were fun reads and fairly decent novels, IMO.

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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2009, 09:31:09 PM »
I guess. And I sort of have to retract my statement about #5 being the last decent one. There were a few decent ones after that. But, mind you that does not mean that I'm going to go near one of those crud heaps anytime soon.

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« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2009, 10:43:30 PM »
Wanted, Death and Diamonds, Pushed, Comic Con Artist. I don't actually remember much about the plot lines, just that I enjoyed them at the time...so they weren't really memorable (except for Wanted) and I'd take almost any Casefile over most of these, but they were fun reads and fairly decent novels, IMO.

Wanted is probably the best book going in this series that really needs to be put into the out-of-print listings.  Comic Con Artist was better than most (and considering how many chapters and pages it had, I sort of wonder if it was intended to be the 3rd Super Mystery before S&S announced Haunted) UB's, while Death And Diamonds...aside from Collig and Riley being in the story and the theft of diamonds from a model or two, the plot has really just faded out of existence.  Pushed is still right where I left it two years ago: bookmark is still at the beginning of Chapter 6.  I'm surprised that I managed to get that poll about Joe stealing something and which chapter it occurred in, since I haven't read that far into the book, and even with that guess I'm not going to read any farther.  Pushed was a book that was pushed to market that wasn't even ready to pushed to market or to be pushed anywhere, but the recycling bin.
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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2009, 02:10:01 AM »
Pushed is still right where I left it two years ago: bookmark is still at the beginning of Chapter 6.  I'm surprised that I managed to get that poll about Joe stealing something and which chapter it occurred in, since I haven't read that far into the book, and even with that guess I'm not going to read any farther.  Pushed was a book that was pushed to market that wasn't even ready to pushed to market or to be pushed anywhere, but the recycling bin.

Well, I don't remember enough about to really be able to defend it, but I remember I did enjoy when I read it two years ago (wow, is it really two years?).

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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2009, 09:47:25 AM »
Well, I don't remember enough about to really be able to defend it, but I remember I did enjoy when I read it two years ago (wow, is it really two years?).


September 2007 was when Pushed was released.
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Re: #14 Hazed
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2009, 12:51:32 PM »
Rocky Road was anything but decent, it had the re-reformating mission disks, repeating clifhangers, and death by ice cream.

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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2010, 10:34:49 PM »
I understand where you're coming from, but what I'm saying is that, thought the book might not have been the best read or the most entertaining, it certainly marked the end of an era. The era of the digests and digest-like books. Up until that book, when I read a UB, it reminded me a little of the digests, in an obscure and semi-weird way. After #5, I began to see myself increasingly drifting away from UBs and UB material. Sure, there were other Ubs that were decent, as SDLagent pointed out, but they were never released back to back to back to back, like the first five UBs were. Instead, I might have to slog my way though three or four trash heaps in disguise before I hit one that was worth reading. There. I hope that cleared things up a little...


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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2010, 04:23:45 PM »
I understand where you're coming from, but what I'm saying is that, thought the book might not have been the best read or the most entertaining, it certainly marked the end of an era. The era of the digests and digest-like books. Up until that book, when I read a UB, it reminded me a little of the digests, in an obscure and semi-weird way. After #5, I began to see myself increasingly drifting away from UBs and UB material. Sure, there were other Ubs that were decent, as SDLagent pointed out, but they were never released back to back to back to back, like the first five UBs were. Instead, I might have to slog my way though three or four trash heaps in disguise before I hit one that was worth reading. There. I hope that cleared things up a little...

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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2010, 08:25:01 PM »
I understand where you're coming from, but what I'm saying is that, thought the book might not have been the best read or the most entertaining, it certainly marked the end of an era. The era of the digests and digest-like books. Up until that book, when I read a UB, it reminded me a little of the digests, in an obscure and semi-weird way. After #5, I began to see myself increasingly drifting away from UBs and UB material. Sure, there were other Ubs that were decent, as SDLagent pointed out, but they were never released back to back to back to back, like the first five UBs were. Instead, I might have to slog my way though three or four trash heaps in disguise before I hit one that was worth reading. There. I hope that cleared things up a little...



I think that in the beginning of the UB's S&S was trying to make them a continuation of the Hardy Boys Originals/Digests, but then for quite a while, starting with #5, the continuity of the series seemed to get restarted in each book.
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Re: #14 Hazed
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2011, 03:07:14 AM »
The Undercover Brothers series are my favorite personally (& yes, I HAVE read a Casefile which was awesome & I hope to be able to read more). But in the U.B. series I think that you get inside their heads more. It feels like there's more brotherly interaction. I think that its more interesting. I don't mean any offence to anyone who doesn't like it, I'm just saying that I think that this series is very awesome.

Yet above all of the Hardy Boys books/series made over time I think that a few fan-fiction stories that I've read about them beat them all.
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Re: #14 Hazed
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2011, 03:36:55 PM »
Another UB Fan.  ;D ;) Welcome! :) I love the UB's! ;D
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Re: #14 Hazed
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2011, 03:49:16 PM »
Welcome, Mrs. Nick Jonas - wow, interesting user name. Does Nick know about this? ;D
   Always cool to have another fan of The Hardy Boys joining the boards here, no matter what series is your favorite. Though I would suggest reading some of the Originals and Digests along with the Casefiles for comparison with the Undercover Brothers books. But they're all good in their own ways.  :)
     By the way- I love that C.S. Lewis quote in your signature. As a Christian myself, C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite writers and a Christian hero to me.  8)
       
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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2011, 01:27:13 AM »
Thanks guys for the welcome! And LOL- I sure wish that Nick knew! =D

I have read a few of the originals and enjoyed them a lot! Though it seems to me that in the originals they focus too much on the case and skip over the family or emotional scenes. I don't think that I've read any of the digests yet. I'll have to see if they have any at my library.

I really like your signature as well! I think that C.S. Lewis really is an inspiration.
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