The Secret of the Old Clock
Publish date: September 1st 1991
Publisher: Applewood Books
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Nancy Drew 7 (#1)
I was just as shocked as anyone when I started to read "The Secret of the Old Clock" and found Nancy to be annoying. She and the other characters are sketched so thin and the whole story in this one was just off-putting. I also didn't think that Nancy was some great detective. She went snooping (tho...
A little over a year ago I read 'Secret of the Old Clock' and mentioned being intrigued, but not necessarily interested in reading the original versions of the classic juvenile detective novels. Of course, in a year's time I've become convinced I need to not only read the old volumes, but to collect...
After reading and comparing the 1930 original with the 1959 revision, it’s clear that much of the original charm was lost in the update. The original version featured a boisterously independent Nancy and a raucous cast of characters and events, but also some horrifyingly racist caricatures. In clean...
Just for your awareness, I am knowledgeable about the fact that as a person who makes an effort (to an almost intolerable degree, might I add) to word everything I speak and/or write eloquently, my saying that this novel is boring because of its cumbersome dialogue is most likely not in my favor. In...
Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will. [ synopsis (stretching a bit calling it that) from goodreads ] So I recently found this book at Goodwill and bought it on a whim. Yeaaaars ago, my mom gave me what she had of the series but she didn't have the first couple. ...