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Nero Wolfe
 
We're curious if any other mystery buffs are addicted to Rex Stout. Is Wolfe truly an olympus of detection - compared with say, Poirot or Maigret?

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psibill - 10:38am Apr 4, 2000 PST(#102 of 128)
Bill Johnson

Total fan of Nero Wolfe. He should certainly be listed among the Greats here.

Regarding TGS by A&E the comments are favorable throughout Wolfe land, boards everywhere, including A&E's, Wolfe World, Onelist NeroWolfe Group, Yahoo Nero Wolfe Club.

A few quibbles noticed by many (front door and beer in glass most common). Most liked all the casting except Orrie.

Hey visit us at "NERO WOLFE CLUB" on Yahoo. We have regular chats in the "conference room" including audio if you have a mike. Lotsa pictures, including some from the 1960's Italian Nero Wolfe productions, recipes, active message board,links, etc.

Promoting all things Wolfian,

Bill (psibill many places)


Deborah Taylor - 10:24am Oct 18, 2000 PST(#103 of 128)
What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. (F. W. Simerson)

I just found this discussion about Nero Wolfe and really enjoyed reading all the comments. I noticed the last mesage was from April 4. Has everyone's interest died out just as I found you?!!!!!


Tim Johnson - 04:59pm Mar 3, 2001 PST(#104 of 128)

almost five months and no Wolfe here? Pfui! A&E due for another production this month? What was the lapse with Robert Goldsborough? Did he only contract for a certain number of books? Any further published adventures on the horizon? Thanks.


Tim Johnson - 12:35pm Mar 4, 2001 PST(#105 of 128)

Having read ubiquitous reveiws of Her Forbidden Knight---is it actually a WOLFE novel or not? Thanks


Saundra Kane - 03:07pm Apr 2, 2001 PST(#106 of 128)

I have read every Nero Wolfe book that was ever published in the last 15 years. I am not sure I have all 46 of them. I hated drawing near to the end of the list. They were a constant for me for several years of my life.


Tim Johnson - 03:37pm Apr 3, 2001 PST(#107 of 128)

Sandra Kane, suggest website called MERELY A GENIUS for complete Wolfe listing.


Saundra Kane - 09:35am Apr 4, 2001 PST(#108 of 128)

Thank you Tim for that website. I went immediately and printed out all the names of Nero Wolfe novels and stories on the chance that there is still something I have not read. It also has information about Nero on TV. I have not seen anything since the series that was out for perhaps a year or two in the early 80's.


Tim Johnson - 06:33pm Apr 4, 2001 PST(#109 of 128)

Sandra, glad to help. There are also a couple of good reference works, one by William Baring-Gould and one by Ken Darby if that's of interest. If you hear of anything by Robert Goldsborough, or anyone for that matter (new novel-wise), please post and inform. Thanks


Missy Sweesy - 10:57pm Apr 5, 2001 PST(#110 of 128)
Life has a way of finding you, no matter how artistic a sneak you are.---Keeper proverb---Thief: The Dark Project.

A&E is playing a new movie, The Doorbell Rang, on April 22. Maury Chaykin and Tim Hutton are in it again.


Lance Goodridge - 09:46am Jun 21, 2001 PST(#111 of 128)

Quite frankly, I'm a little disappointed in the A&E Wolfe series. I've tuned in way too many times to hopefully see an improvement in the series. Hutton is ok, Chaulkyn is terrible. I've seen no evidence of superior intellect, I guess we are just supposed to believe. Also, the actors change characters like some stage play. The flavor of the time recreated is enjoyable, but even the attitude is too flippant, people are getting killed, you shouldn't be happy about it!


Missy Sweesy - 11:20pm Jun 23, 2001 PST(#112 of 128)
Life has a way of finding you, no matter how artistic a sneak you are.---Keeper proverb---Thief: The Dark Project.

The actors are all the same because of being contracted. I think they made good picks for Saul and the other guys, and also Lon Cohen. Maury Chaykin hasn't been allowed to expand on his character much, but he's got the Wolfe look, in my opinion. It's really Hutton's production, and he does Archie pretty well.


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