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The Lost City

(Rick Brant Science-Adventure #2)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  16 reviews
This is the second book in the children's series "Rick Brant Electronic Adventures." The first book in the series was The Rocket's Shadow. The books were written under the Grosset & Dunlap house pseudonym John Blaine. They are written in the same stye as the Tom Corbett series, although Rick Brant's adventures are set in exotic locations on earth rather than in outer ...more
Hardback, 209 pages
Published 1947 by Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.
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Craig
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
The Lost City is the second Rick Brant adventure, and is a bit of a drop off from the first, The Rocket's Shadow; the globe-spanning adventures of the 1950's were the best of the bunch, and this one from 1947 hadn't quite hit the stride yet. Rick and Scotty sail off to Asia, along with Drs. Weiss and Zircon, to bounce radar waves off the moon to communicate with Spindrift. They soon become entangled with saboteurs and discover the titular lost city, which is the final resting place of Genghis ...more
John Geary
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Took a little bit of a trip back to my childhood with this book, essentially an adventure story for boys between the ages of 6 to 10. I read two other Rick Brant books when I was that age, but I got a late start on the series, as most of the reading I did back then was either Tom Swift Junior or the Hardy Boys. Not a bad a little adventure tale, which was written in 1947, but I don’t think it’s up to the same standard as the Hardy boys or Tom Swift Junior adventures.
It’s often fun to re-read
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Tk Anthony
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tom Swift is more famous. Rick Brant and Don "Scotty" Scott are just plain better. Of all the series I read as a kid -- The Hardy Boys; Nancy Drew; Trixie Belden; Five Little Peppers; Boxcar Children; Outdoor Girls; Chip Hilton; Bobsey Twins; and, of course, the aforementioned Tom Swift -- The RB series is the only one I'll re-read today. Love Rick and Scotty. Especially Scotty.
Frank
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Read a few Rick Brant series books back in the 70s
Danada
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
A fun adventure story, but beings set in India and Tibet, it has, as you would expect from a story written at this time, questionable treatment and portrayal of the inhabitants of those countries.
Sam
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my childhood favorite book! It was neat to be able to relive the adventure again!
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - June 27, 2012

While written under a pseudonym, these Rick Brant stories were all written by the same author (or coauthors), unlike the similar Hardy Boys & Tom Swift series. As I explained in my review of the Hardy Boys' The Clue in the Embers ( http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13... ), I recently got interested in rereading bks that I read as a child thanks to an interview question posed to me by my friend & fellow
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Roberta
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I admit, I probably would have enjoyed this book immensely when I was about 10, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy it now. The comparisons to the 1960's Jonny Quest TV series are apt.
Jonny Quest = Rick Brant: a high-school age kid
Dr. Benton Quest= Hartson W. Brant: Rick's father, world famous scientist, and swell guy
Roger "Race" Bannon= Don "Scotty" Scott: a kid a little older than Rick & a Marine vet
Hadji= Chahda: a resourceful Hindu teenager
Bandit= Dismal: the family dog

Other characters
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Lea Beall
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: families with tweenagers and young teens
Delightful adventure of 2 young men, Rick and Scotty, who at one point are held captive with some friends, without any hope of escape. In part of the story they realize they are near a secret burial place of a famous person. The Lost City is just that, a place separated from "modern" time. Rick and Scotty are always trying to use some new scientific information or gadget to help them in their adventures. Some times their adventures start in the lab where Rick's dad works on Spendthrift Island. ...more
Kent Archie
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
One the most dated of the books.
The science in this book is irrelevant today.
In the early 1960s there were a couple of satellites put up to bounce radio signals around.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project...

The bigger problem is the portrayal of the Indians and the Mongols.
It's a pretty exciting story but very much of its time.
Modern readers would find it ridiculous that they would have to spend almost
two months just to get to their target site.
Charles
Sep 04, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Having read the first two of this series, and having looked at the blurb for the third one, I can see that "sabotage" of scientific experiments play a big role in the series. Enjoyable, and quite full of action, but I would certainly have liked them more if I'd been 13 when I read them instead of 49.
Melissa
Jul 07, 2010 rated it liked it
I read this many years ago, when I was probably only 10 years old or so, and I enjoyed it, but can't remember too much about it. I remember I drew a picture of one of the characters, so it must have made some impression on me at the time! haha
Alanna
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was okay. It didn't seem to be in my interest range though.
Randy
Sep 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: young adult boys
Recommended to Randy by: James Reasoner
Book two in the boy's series.
Bookworm
Terrific book! I learned so much by reading this, about India and Genghis Khan.. all the while enjoying every moment.
Coolaid
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Absoultley amazing. Perfect for fans of science and adventure, two of my favorite things, well paced and suspenceful.
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"John Blaine" was a pseudonym of Harold Leland Goodwin and Peter J. Harkins.

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