Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Tell Tale Start by Gordon McAlpine
An evil genius decides to use the boys' amazing power of communications for his own gain, so he kidnaps their beloved Roderick Usher and sets Edgar and Allen on an adventure to rescue their kitty napped friend. Along the way Edgar and Allen are helped along by their famous dead great uncle (through mysterious communications from the great beyond), and their incredible shared intellect.
This is obviously the first in a series, and while the plot was a little thin (I did get somewhat bored at times) I very much enjoyed the characters. I like that Edgar and Allen obviously love their family, and their cat, and they love their friends at school without being condescending to people who are obviously of inferior intellect.