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Meddling Kids: A Novel

CHARACTERS Meddling Kids: A Novel Edgar Cantero ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ YEEZY950.US ¼ Edgar Cantero NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFreaky pleasureit scratches a nostalgic itch for those who grew up on Saturday morningScooby Doocartoons and sugar bombed breakfast cerealUSA TodayDeliriously wild funny and imaginative Cantero is an original voice Charles Yu author of How to Live in a Science Fictional UniverseWith raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem Meddling Kids subverts teen detective archetypes like the Hardy Boys the Famous Five and Scooby Doo and delivers an exuberant and wickedly entertaining celebration of horror love friendship and many tentacled interdimensional demon spawnSUMMER 1977 The Blyton Summer Detective Club of Blyton Hills a small mining town in Oregons Zoinx River Valley solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Slee. I had plans to read a different book this summer And I would have gotten away with it too if not for Meddling KidsHave you ever wondered how the Scooby Doo gang made the transition to adulthood Not so well as it turns outOk so this book isn t really about the Scooby Doo gang exactly but the allusions to that Saturday Morning source material are clear They re mostly played straight too which is a good decision The author makes this book something than just a fun ride for grown up Scooby fans It explores real uestions about childhood trauma and their impact on adulthood which are relevant even if you don t care much about the source materialKerri experiences night terrors Nate is institutionalized Amy has steeled herself perhaps too much and Peter is dead from a heroin overdoes These are the scars affecting our cartoon heroes when we discover them again as adults Can they find what made them heroes again in order to face off against the monster at the heart of their last caseSpeaking of monsters that s another fun angle to this book Fans of the Scooby series will remember that no matter how spooky things got in the case of the week the supernatural threat was ultimately revealed to be a thief in a costume who had staged an elaborate ruse What if one time it wasn t just another guy in the costume What if the kids stumbled onto a real Lovecraftian horror at one of those old haunted mansions and the guy in the suit was just a ruseThis thing hits a lot of my buttons I love Lovecraft I like Scooby although I am by no means a super fan I love monster stories and I love returns stories where the old gang has to take get back together and remember who they were In that way the book is reminiscent of Stephen King s It which of course has plenty of fans They ll find a lot to love here tooSo far all I ve described here is the great concept behind this book But that means nothing if it s not executed well Thankfully it is Cantero s prose is lively and compelling Other reviews have cautioned about his unconventional language I barely noticed this When I did I found it delightful It s a feature not a bugWhat are you waiting for Go read this thing

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CHARACTERS Meddling Kids: A Novel Edgar Cantero ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ YEEZY950.US ¼ Edgar Cantero Member of the club They will also have to get Nate the horror nerd currently residing in an asylum in Arkham Massachusetts Luckily Nate has not lost contact with Peter the handsome jock turned movie star who was once their team leader which is remarkable considering Peter has been dead for yearsThe time has come to get the team back together face their fears and find out what actually happened all those years ago at Sleepy Lake Its their only chance to end the nightmares and perhaps save the world A nostalgic and subversive trip rife with sly nods to H P Lovecraft and pop culture Edgar Canteros Meddling Kids is a strikingly original and dazzling reminder of the fun and adventure we can discover at the heart of our favorite stories no matter how old we ge. Scooby Doo meets The Famous Five meets CthulhuAs teens the Blyton Summer Detective Club had adventures tracking down puzzles and unmasking the bad guys Their final case was discovering who was behind the Sleepy Lake Monster Since then they ve grown up and grown apart and fallen apart one in jail one an alcoholic drinking away the nightmares one in an asylum one dead Did they really solve their last case or was there to it that has caused their individual problems The gang reassembles yes even the dead member to put the past to rest permanentlyThis could have been played purely for laughs but although there are some humorous moments chasing down eldritch lake monsters is a serious business with serious conseuences The serious parts and the parts subverting various tropes work much better than the attempts at slapstick humour so it s just as well they are in the majorityThe presence of the gang s ghostly leader even though he might be only in Nate s head plus the current traumatised state of the gang suggests early on that this isn t going to be resolved by ripping off yet another costume from yet another con artist So the main things to puzzle out are the identity of the bad guy and how to save the world from total annihilationThis starts off a bit slow with the gang reassembling but then crackles along I enjoyed the trope subversion in particular the way certain stock characters from the gang s past had also grown up and changed And also the way some at the time implausibilities are later shown to be plot relevant A fun reimagining

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CHARACTERS Meddling Kids: A Novel Edgar Cantero ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ YEEZY950.US ¼ Edgar Cantero Py Lake monsteranother low life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the legendary riches hidden in Debon Mansion And he would have gotten away with it too if it werent for those meddling kids1990 The former detectives have grown up and apart each haunted by disturbing memories of their final night in the old haunted house There are too many strange half remembered encounters and events that cannot be dismissed or explained away by a guy in a mask And Andy the once intrepid tomboy now wanted in two states is tired of running from her demons She needs answers To find them she will need Kerri the one time kid genius and budding biologist now drinking her ghosts away in New York with Tim an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine. Meddling Kids is a classic crime story that has author Edgar Cantero harking back to mysteries of the past Part Stranger Things Scooby Doo Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Enid Blyton s The Famous Five Meddling Kids truly is a story to plunge yourself deep into and to let yourself go along for the ride because you really have no control in this book None whatsoeverWith three of the four original members of the Blyton Summer Detective Club back together to solve one mystery we the audience are treated to a very clever plot development of what happened to our favourite childhood crime fighters when they got older Cantero has cleverly looked at how life might turn out for them and take us on one last epic adventureCantero doesn t sugar coat things He lets us know that our childhood heroes may have actually lived pretty insane lives and he recognises that the original audience has grownWhat I will say is that whilst I appreciate Cantero s premise sometimes his delivery wasn t as great as it could have been We have laboured and even cheesy metaphors aggravating alliteration and also the over use of authorial intrusion In a book that seriously needs you to suspend your disbelief these things clashed together constantly reminding you that you were reading fiction rather than allowing you to immerse yourself in the storyMeddling Kids was a great story in theory but sometimes the delivery let it downMeddling Kids by Edgar Cantero is available now


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    PDF KINDLE Meddling Kids: A Novel ↠ Edgar Cantero I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately it just is not very good. There is never a point where it’s story gets outside of the Scooby Doo blueprint it is using, but trying to hide.

    There is also the issue of its lack of a good editor. Throughout the book there are sentences that make little to no sense.

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    PDF KINDLE Meddling Kids: A Novel ↠ Edgar Cantero Edgar Cantero ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ YEEZY950.US ¼ Edgar Cantero I must have found this book in a search for something new and different. I like to vary my reading as a steady diet of histories can be monotonous and dreary. After reading a few pages I began to feel the pangs of regret. What had I gotten myself into with this book? A crew of children that formed a club of detectives for

  4. says: CHARACTERS Meddling Kids: A Novel Edgar Cantero ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD PDF KINDLE Meddling Kids: A Novel ↠ Edgar Cantero

    PDF KINDLE Meddling Kids: A Novel ↠ Edgar Cantero but the book seemed torn between whether it was going to take itself seriously or tongue and cheek for most of it and the two sides kept clashing and jarring me out of any reading groove. I could have enjoyed it straight

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    Edgar Cantero ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ YEEZY950.US ¼ Edgar Cantero PDF KINDLE Meddling Kids: A Novel ↠ Edgar Cantero A great concept poorly executed. What started off as a good read turned sour quickly and by the end I was skim reading to get throug

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    PDF KINDLE Meddling Kids: A Novel ↠ Edgar Cantero Meddling Kids is a classic crime story that has author Edgar Cantero harking back to mysteries of the past. Part Stranger Things, Scooby Doo, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five Meddling Kids truly is a sto

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    PDF KINDLE Meddling Kids: A Novel ↠ Edgar Cantero Scooby Doo meets The Famous Five meets Cthulhu.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Meddling Kids: A Novel
  • Edgar Cantero
  • English
  • 01 September 2020
  • 0385541996