The year is 1974. Disco was at it's height (or depth, depending on how you look at it).

And I was reading a book by Bertrand Brinley called The Mad Scientist's Club. I has a story of a bunch of boys who have various adventures and make their townspeople look foolish.

I loved it. Unfortunately, I lost the book.

Last year, I thought of it again, and found a website run by one of the children of Brinley. I bought a copy of The Mad Scientist's Club and "The new adventures of the mad scientist's club", and introduced them to my 9-year-old daughter, who loved them.

Definitely recommended if you have kids. I just ordered the prequel ("The Big Kerplop") to give to my daughter as a holiday present.