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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.
 
 
Jim Hetleyjhetley on August 17th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
Perhaps Nero Wolfe operates in a parallel universe in which anthrax kills in that fashion? After all, we don't have Heron automobiles on *our* Manhattan streets . . .
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on August 17th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Hm. A good point.