Nancy Drew (and The Hardy Boys): C/D, S/D

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Old Drew.

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NĂ¼ Drew.

Who is this Carolyn Keene? Has she really been writing Nancy Drew novels for so long?

Which books do you remember fondly? Etc.

Boys, feel free to discuss The Hardy Boys as well.

amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 28 July 2003 20:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Who is this Carolyn Keene? Has she really been writing Nancy Drew novels for so long?

Good lord no, it's a corporate psuedonym like Franklin Dixon was for the Hardy Boys. Read a fair amount of those mysteries when I was young, but that was probably due to the Shaun Cassidy/Parker Stevenson series, of course.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 28 July 2003 20:40 (sixteen years ago) link

the title sums up my feelings about the dorky brothers themselves:
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Diorama Dave, Monday, 28 July 2003 20:41 (sixteen years ago) link

I actually recommend this book if you can find it -- details the history of both series, looks at it from a modern, smart but breezy take that would appeal to anybody who likes things like The Book of Tiki on Taschen.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 28 July 2003 20:45 (sixteen years ago) link

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Leee (Leee), Monday, 28 July 2003 20:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Definitely old Nancy Drew. I thought this was going to be a Rosemary thread.

My first Nancy Drew book was Mystery of the Broken Locket and I read every single one of original Nancy Drew's while in the 2nd grade. If you go to the Chesapeake public library in Virginia you will find the corners of pages in all the Nancy Drew books ripped off since I got addicted to eating the corners of the pages. They actually had a very pleasant taste if sucked on long enough. Maybe because they were so old.

Nu Drew sucks. Ned Nickerson is even lamer than expected and Nancy so cheats on him all the time. Wait a minute, maybe these were better.

I loved the Hardy Boys for all the HOyay moments. I bet they used those flashlights for other things too.

Carey (Carey), Monday, 28 July 2003 20:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Whoa! I always liked these boys:

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Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 28 July 2003 20:51 (sixteen years ago) link

I loved the Hardy Boys for all the HOyay moments. I bet they used those flashlights for other things too.

Did they have nunchuks as well?

Leee (Leee), Monday, 28 July 2003 20:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I liked the Cherry Aimless/ Nancy Clue parodies.

rosemary (rosemary), Monday, 28 July 2003 21:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Tell us more!

amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 28 July 2003 21:00 (sixteen years ago) link

can i be the only one who fantasized about the hardy boys double teaming nancy drew?

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 28 July 2003 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link

I was about to say something about the Nancy sandwich on white.

Carey (Carey), Monday, 28 July 2003 21:19 (sixteen years ago) link

nancy drew totally allows the rear entry...you can just see it in the coy, pursed lipped expression she's always pulling when confronted with "smugglers" or "pirates"

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 28 July 2003 21:21 (sixteen years ago) link

butt pirates!

Carey (Carey), Monday, 28 July 2003 21:23 (sixteen years ago) link

actually i find this to be true of girls named nancy in general HA HA

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 28 July 2003 21:23 (sixteen years ago) link

oh i'm going straight to hell

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 28 July 2003 21:23 (sixteen years ago) link

I was a an ardent Hardy Boys reader, but somewhat limited by the rather poor offering that my provincial bookshop had (curse you, Rochdale W & H Smith). as a result, xmas, was a big Hardy Boys fest time, when I would receive many, and always associate the Hardy Boys with Tooty Frooty sweets, as I pigged out on said sweets whiulst reading Hardy Boys adventures number 62 and 62 (Smugglers Cove and the Stone Idol, fact fans). The Smugglers Cove one was helpfully published in a red editions, which matched my favourite strawberry tooty foory and made a link in my head which persists to this day. happy times....

Dave B (daveb), Monday, 28 July 2003 22:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Trixie Belden was so much better than Nancy. We had a beautifully illustrated hard cover set that mysteriously disappeared (Mom?) one summer.

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Mary (Mary), Monday, 28 July 2003 23:44 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm pretty sure this was the first thing I ever read that could reasonably be called a novel (i.e. a book with more than 30 pages and not many pictures). I think I was about 6 or 7, but I'm not really sure.

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I pretty much tore through the books after that. Then the TV show came on and I could never quite reconcile the guys on the screen witht they guys in the books, which bothered me. I would argue with my sister about it. She didn't read the books, but she had a crush on Shaun Cassidy.

JesseFox (JesseFox), Tuesday, 29 July 2003 05:10 (sixteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

Well I guess we haven't thought about this in about a decade.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 May 2012 21:58 (seven years ago) link

nancy drew totally allows the rear entry

most people haven't thought about this, ever

boxedjoy, Thursday, 24 May 2012 22:05 (seven years ago) link

Bobbsey Twins were my favorites

remy bean, Thursday, 24 May 2012 22:10 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...
ten months pass...

New Nancy Drew television series coming soon. She will be an adult detective working in NYC. Which begs the following questions: how much did they pay for the rights to an antiquated property, why didn't they just flush that money directly down the toilet, and can she also be a male alien with superpowers who's constantly farting because why not?

Meat Sheet (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 January 2016 22:38 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

guys the cw nancy drew show is really something

adam, Friday, 8 November 2019 01:35 (five days ago) link

good/bad? I didn't even know there was a new show. the last I heard was the movie that had the girl from IT in it.

Yerac, Friday, 8 November 2019 20:15 (five days ago) link

Emma Roberts playing her before kind of ruined a lot for me.

Yerac, Friday, 8 November 2019 20:15 (five days ago) link

I saw a couple minutes of the new TV show. It's a Riverdale-style reinterpretation, yes?

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 8 November 2019 20:23 (five days ago) link


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