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16 August 2009 @ 08:48 pm
Adding Rex Stout  
to the list of authors who Make Shit Up. Still, he writes a good story (yes, Archie Goodwin is racist, and Nero Wolfe probably is, too, but more subtly. I take the era in which the books were written into account), so I will continue reading him.

In Some Buried Caesar, he has both a bull and a human die from being injected with anthrax cultured from another bull. Which would be fine, except that they die within minutes of being injected.
 
 
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on August 17th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
There's making stuff up, like vampires, and there's making shit up, like having anthrax kill in minutes rather than hours. If it had been some kind of weaponized anthrax I might have been willing to suspend my disbelief, but this was just the plain old ordinary stuff.
Kats: Not Crazy by thetopdownwildrider on August 17th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Well, apparently that's what readers want. Dan Brown's stuff is all made up fiction but everyone believes it.
Tim Illingworthtimill on August 18th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
I think the bull dies overnight? And the human may have injected himself earlier and just died after being confronted by Wolfe and Archie?

But I'm guessing you've recently reread it so you're more likely right than I am.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on August 18th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking the bull died within a couple of hours. The human was confronted, went to his truck and injected himself, and came back to write out his confession before he died in 20 minutes. Assuming I didn't misread it.