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Three Investigators!!!!

WHOA! They're making a Three Investigators movie? These were the BEST BOOKS EVER! I still have them (well, a bunch of them, anyway). Looks like it's time to start reading them with Connor, so he'll know all about them before the movies comes out!

OMG THIS IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vado
Jan. 22nd, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'd completely forgotten about those books! Jupiter Jones! I used to dream about being called Jupiter instead of Neil. Sad, I know.
sageofgodalming
Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
You read them too? I really liked them when I was a certain age, though I have a suspicion that on re-reading they'd turn out to be crap...
here_be_dragons
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
I loved those books! They were probably my favorite series (although I also loved the Oz books, which could also arguably be considered my favorites). Actually, I started reading one of them with Connor not too long ago, and it started out pretty good, so hopefully they've stood the test of time.

I do know what you mean, though. I felt that way about the Trixie Belden books. I also loved those when I was a kid, but when I re-read them as an adult they were really dated and I didn't enjoy them at all. The stories were still good, but you could tell they were written in a different era - things like Trixie being expected to do all the housework while her brothers were outside playing. *rolls eyes*

I'm actually looking forward to revisiting the Three Investigators. When I do, I'll let you know whether or not they were as good as we remember them. :D
sageofgodalming
Jan. 23rd, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
Looking at the cast list, the filmmakers seem to be missing an opportunity for a deep irony: the chance for a walk-on part by somebody as Alfred Hitchcock being himself. Didn't he always appear briefly in the books (which were entitled "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Invesigators in..."), something my adult self sees as a reference to his custom of appearing in his own films?

The only one I remember anything of now is "The Secret of Terror Castle", which (spoiler warning!) had a Scooby Doo-style plot with ghostly phenomena created in the castle (an old film set?) by a villain out to make money somehow.
vado
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
I'm struggling to remember a single thing about the books. I think I must only have read a few of them (the ones I could find in my local library).
here_be_dragons
Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
No, TOTALLY not sad! Jupiter ROCKED, and it is a great name. Not that there's anything wrong with Neil, but I can understand the wanting a new name thing. I was actually named after Wendy in "Peter Pan," something which I didn't appreciate when I was a kid. If Jupiter had been a girl, I'd have wanted that name, too. As it is, I SO wanted to be one of the Three Investigators!
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