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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.
 
 
Peter Engdornbeast on August 17th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
I find that the only way I can read the Nero Wolfe stories is to remind myself that Archie is, and always will be, a product of the 1930s, and that compared with people today, he's unacceptably racist, in much the same way that people in Mark Twain's writing are.