The House on the Point: A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and The Hardy Boys

The House on the Point A Tribute to Franklin W Dixon and The Hardy Boys In Benjamin Hoff published The Tao of Pooh a plainspoken yet startling and complex take on A A Milne s Winnie The Pooh stories Hoff s keen insights propelled the book and its sequel The Te of

In 1982, Benjamin Hoff published The Tao of Pooh, a plainspoken yet startling and complex take on A.A Milne s Winnie The Pooh stories Hoff s keen insights propelled the book, and its sequel, The Te of Piglet to total sales of over 2.5 million copies Now Hoff has turned to another childhood classic, Franklin W Dixon s beloved Hardy Boys mysteries, and created The HouseIn 1982, Benjamin Hoff published The Tao of Pooh, a plainspoken yet startling and complex take on A.A Milne s Winnie The Pooh stories Hoff s keen insights propelled the book, and its sequel, The Te of Piglet to total sales of over 2.5 million copies Now Hoff has turned to another childhood classic, Franklin W Dixon s beloved Hardy Boys mysteries, and created The House on the Point.As a child, Hoff loved the Hardy Boys they were the books that hooked him on his lifelong love of reading Recently, he revisited The House on the Cliff, one of the classic early Hardy Boys mysteries, and decided to reshape it for readers of all ages Hoff sets this recast story, now entitled The House on the Point, in 1947, when the Swing Era was giving way to the Baby Boom, and gives it a plot involving a post war smuggling racket, a young newcomer to town who may have something to hide, and a police chief who s in no hurry to investigate And he does so with a greater attention to detail, fully developed characters, and a modern ear for dialogue.Publishing in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the first Hardy Boys mystery, The House on the Point is a book for those who haven t yet made the acquaintance of the Hardy Boys and those who haven t grown up and left their adventures behind.

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  1. Hoff grew up in the Portland, Oregon neighborhood of Sylvan, where he acquired a fondness of the natural world that has been highly influential in his writing Hoff obtained a B.A in Asian Art from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington in 1973.Hoff has also studied architecture, music, fine arts, graphic design and Asian Culture His studies in Asian Culture included reaching the certificate level in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, had two years of apprenticeship in Japanese fine pruning methods, and four years of instruction in the martial art form of T ai chi ch uan, including a year of Ch i Kung In his spare time, he practices Taoist Qigong and T ai chi ch uan.Hoff was awarded the American Book Award in 1988 for The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow The Tao of Pooh was an international bestseller and spent 49 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list The Te of Piglet also became an international bestseller and spent 59 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.In 2006, Hoff published an essay on his website titled Farewell to Authorship , in which he denounced the publishing industry and announced his resignation from book writing.

619 Reply to “The House on the Point: A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and The Hardy Boys”

  1. When I was a kid I lived a block away from a library I probably spent a third of my waking hours there as a child I was hooked on the Hardy Boys and read every single Hardy Boys book 58 to be exact, the entire original series I owned quite a few, which meant that I read some than once When the TV version starring Parker Stevenson and Shawn Cassidy aired I was between the ages of 6 and 8 I never missed an episode While it was a modern take on the story, it was still the stories of the Hardy Boys [...]


  2. This was just a fun book I discovered in college I had, like many young boys learning to read, devoured The Hardy Boys in elementary school The second book in the huge series was called The House on the Cliff Hoff was also a fan of the Hardy Boys and rewrote that volume as The House on the Point He makes the story a mite mature in the its style and realistic, but preserves its sense of innocence Anyone who ever read the Hardy Boys knows they were formulated and often kitschy Hoff turns it into [...]


  3. This book is slightly advanced for a person my age.I was searchingfor a New Mystery story to read and i Kept passing Nancy Drew ones for i LOVE but i ve read almost every single one and i had some VERY old ones some from the first copies and i just didn t to waist any So i would just keep going and going Until my mom found The house on the point and i fell in love I HAVE to read now


  4. Benjamin Hoff takes an old Hardy Boys title, THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF, the first one he read when he was a sickly child of ten, and rewrites it into an adult mystery, making changes in characters and plot points.The Hardy Boys are still the sons of private eye Fenton Hardy and they aspire to be detectives themselves Otherwise the writing is less factory and straight forward.If you like the Hrdy Boys as a child, you will like this one.


  5. The House on the Point isn t a bad read I gave the book a lower rating simply because it took so long for it to grab me and hold my interest.I have often wondered why there hasn t been an attempt to write adult mysteries featuring Nancy Drew and or the Hardy Boys This book proves it can be done It also proves that Iola didn t have to be killed off for the Hardy Boys Casefiles series of the 1980s and 90s Here, she was interesting.


  6. What an odd concept This is a re write of an early Hardy Boys book with an effort to make it both a better read and a little bit realistic I m not sure it really succeeds on either point but I still kinda liked it Of course I m known to still pick up Three Investigators books occasionally, too.


  7. Never read the originals, so I don t know how it compares Hoff gets a bit too caught up in technical processes in some scenes Good story.



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