parhelion: Archie Goodwin/meganbmoore (Archie-gun)
[personal profile] parhelion

So here I am, three days late and also, I'm afraid, three dollars short. Some Buried Caesar is widely held to be one of the very best books in the Nero Wolfe canon while I can only scratch at its surface.

 

 

Nonetheless, there's a lot to enjoy here... )

 

I have to stop at some point, though, before the eleventh of May becomes the twelfth in the same way the ninth became the tenth and then the eleventh.  So now I have to throw the question over to all of you.  What did you think of, and possibly love about, Some Buried Caesar?

saraht: "...legwork" (Default)
[personal profile] saraht
Too Many Cooks is one of my favorite Nero Wolfe novels, both for the Archie-and-Wolfe show and for the period-piece details. But where to begin!

Let's address the elephant in the room first. )
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (fandom eroica: hardly ever!klaus)
[personal profile] liviapenn
Wolfe and Archie's relationship is still evolving in this book-- Wolfe is compelled to leave the brownstone for what he considers to be a non-compelling reason; I would have said "not life or death" except it literally does concern a person's death. Later, Archie manages to snap Wolfe out of a relapse and get him back on the case, and Wolfe adds a new level or layer to Archie's job, giving him a little more in terms of responsibility. So, let's start out with...

Archie vs the Relapse!  )
dorinda: James West and Artemus Gordon (Wild Wild West) gazing at each other. (jim&artie)
[personal profile] dorinda
The Rubber Band, I think, is where many of the tropes of the Wolfe corpus start to settle down into their familiar patterns. Plus, it has a few of my fannishly-favorite passages!

The Rubber Band )

How about y'all?

(ETA: I'm having tag trouble...I can't seem to make the tag 'books: the rubber band' stick. Is there a permission I need to be granted, or can a mod do it?)
jest: (orchid)
[personal profile] jest
Sorry to be sliding this in at the last minute. There was a volcano. It erupted.

The League of Frightened Men )
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (f. wolfe: wolfe's perfect day)
[personal profile] liviapenn
Okay, so-- Fer-de-Lance the actual story!

I have paid you a rare compliment; I have assumed that you mean what you say.  )

Also, there are still a few free spots available in the sign-up post. If people who have already signed up for one want to grab another one, feel free. If it ends up that nobody wants to do "The Red Box," I'll do it, *G* and then the next open slots are six weeks from now, so no rush, really.
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (f. wolfe: wolfe's perfect day)
[personal profile] liviapenn
Okay, so I started working on my Fer-de-Lance post and, like, fifteen paragraphs later, I realized that it was getting really long and kind of needed to be two posts, one talking about Fer-de-Lance as the "pilot episode" for the whole series and discussing the general set-up & dynamics that are established in this book, and then another one talking about Fer-de-Lance specifically. So, here's the first post, I'm still working on the other one. :)

Fer-de-Lance as Pilot Episode  )
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (f. wolfe: wolfe's perfect day)
[personal profile] liviapenn
Hi everybody. :) My name is [personal profile] liviapenn and I'm a new Nero Wolfe fan. (My previous Nero Wolfe squee posts can be found here on my LJ.)

I was so glad to find this comm here on DW. I am dying to discuss the books with other Nero Wolfe fen, so I asked on my LJ whether people would be interested in participating in a book-club type discussion group. People seem to be interested, so, with the permission of [personal profile] jest, I'm putting together a schedule for discussing the books.

Details behind the cut  )

Questions, comments, suggestions?

Thanks again to [personal profile] jest for letting me hold this here!