Re: [NeroWolfe] Re: Western Wags
- Part of my family is moving to Arizona. Looks like i
will be the only one who will never leave NY.
--- Bishop Julie <cactusjulie@...> wrote:
> While Arizona has magnificent scenery, all climates,
> suberb multi-ethnic restaurants (some even fly in
> fresh fish and seafood), intellectual stimulation
> witty residents.
> Besides, if you're on Flum's side you won't have the
> fun of picking on him and you do that so well!
> --- Debbie Park <debpark20794@...> wrote:
> > > Is there
> > > perhaps something else in your neck of the woods
> > > that
> > > might sway me from my neutrality?
> > >
> > Of course there is! A very high cost of living
> > traffic, traffic, traffic! LOL!
> > Deb
> > (who just remembered she was suppose to be
> > "defending
> > Maryland" *grin*)
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- I've been reading Nero Wolfe books since the 40s. I've averaged
reading four books a week since I first started reading (In the old
days before TV). Now that I'm retired I read at least one book each
day. I got back on Rex Stout books when I was I working in the
Middle East in the late 60s and 70s. Books were hard to find over
there at that time and I was lucky enough to find a used book store
loaded with Nero Wolfe, The Saint, and Sherlock Holmes books.
In 1994 I left Saudi Arabia and retired. Now I have time to spend
many pleasant hours reading and writing fiction. I bought all the
Nero Wolf books Barnes and Nobel had then started on the used book
stores where I found many more. Now all I need is ten more very
hard to find books to complete my collection. My wife just found
a book on Ebay of seven complete Nero Wolfe novels, four of which I
didn't have. I'm also starting to collect Robert Goldsborough
books. I found one in a used bookstore the other day for fifty
cents. He writes a good Nero Wolfe story.
I recently downloaded all the 1937 Nero Wolfe radio shows staring
Sidney Greenstreet and many Archies. They're disappointing. The
A&E series on TV was very good with good casting. The only problem
I had with that series was that I thought Nero often had more
violent temper tantrums than the book Nero had. Also Archie was
sometimes a bit two witty. I felt like they overacted at times.
I still liked the show though.
As I said, I read a lot. I read most of the Connelly books but his
characters were all so emotionally screwed up the stories depressed
me. McBain was OK for a while but a bit too violent for me. I've
seen too much violence in my lifetime of travels all over the
world. I don't want to read about it for entertainment. I never
could get interested in Elmore Leonard books. I tried a couple but
got tired of them fast. Laurence Block writes good stories but a
couple of them were down right boring. I liked his Burglar
character though. He was a lot like Archie.
So in the end, I'll just stick with Nero Wolfe. I've read most of
them twice and will probably read them all again. Walt