Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Nancy Drew, Defective

bookshelves of doom has...shall we say, an analysis?...up of The Bungalow Mystery: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #3 by Carolyn Keene.

I will admit to loving Nancy Drew when I was a kid. By the time I was in college, though,I was referring to her as Nancy Drew, Defective. Now my seven-year-old niece is reading Nancy Drew for kiddies.

I think that's the circle of life or something.

Anyway, now my interest in Nancy Drew relates to her being created by a writing syndicate, much the way The A-List, The Clique, and The Gossip Girl series were all created by Alloy Entertainment. In fact, The Gossip Girl is now even being written the way the Nancy Drew books were--Cecily von Ziegesar is supervising the writing of future books instead of writing them herself.

I think someone should do some kind of scholarly comparision of the Nancy Drew series and the wealthy-girl-gone-bad book: How do they represent their eras? What do they say about the cultures that produced them? All that kind of stuff.

I also think that someone should not be me.

In the meantime, we have bookshelves of doom.


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