[books] The Hardy Boys The Final Chapter … interesting look at the life of the original writer of the Hardy Boys …
So her father was a hack?
“My father,” she said, “was a literate, sophisticated, erudite man.”
He loved Dickens, she said. “He was a great Joycean.”
“He corresponded with F. Scott Fitzgerald. He had aspirations to be that kind of writer.”
She seemed uncertain where to go with this.
Finally: “He hated the Hardy Boys.”