EBOOK READ [Fer de Lance]
But pleasant surprises an optimist nothing but unpleasant I consider this series to be a US answer to British famous detectives Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot When it comes to detective fiction the personality of the character doing the detection can make or break a book or a series I am appy to say the personalities of the series two main characters made them stand as euals among the greatest fictional detectives including the ones I mentioned For the people unfamiliar Okay Yes So I should Wichtige Steuergesetze: mit Durchführungsverordnungen. (Textausgabe) have loved this book I really shouldave Only I didn t as my rating might or might not indicate I should ave loved this book
because I m a slightly very uge fan of books and movies I m a slightly very Alani Was Here huge fan of books and movies the 1930s and 1940s And I shouldave loved this book because I m a slightly very uge fan of classic mysteries But I didn t and I didn t so I didn tFer de Lance wasn t too bad at first Somewhat sleep inducing and with a pace that would please a lethargic barnacle but well you know not too bad and stuff Then the mystery kicked in the story picked up speed and stuff started getting moderately interesting And that s when the racist crap kicked in view spoiler
Pretty much yeah ide spoiler Entertaining but Slightly Unbelievable MysteryCrime NovelMaybe it as to do with much yeah ide spoiler Entertaining but Slightly Unbelievable MysteryCrime NovelMaybe it The Mad Wolf's Daughter has to do with year the book takes place 1933But let s just say that certain things thatappened in the book I won t reveal them because they are spoilers would not Hawkes Prey Sonny Hawke Thriller have been possible todayMaybe they were in 1933After all Prohibitionad just been repealed so the atmosphere was kind of rough and ready I also found it slightly mind blowing that the author flat out tells us who the murderer is Get Over It Fab Life half way through the book I m not sure whye did that It took a little bit of the wind out of the sails Not much but a littleStill the cast of characters is fascinating and the novel is full of action and No Prisoners Star Wars The Clone Wars humorThe two main characters of course are Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin the narratorWolfe is an obese alcoholic He is moody lazy and self indulgent His cook Fritz andis assistant Archie take care of all of Husband for Hire his needs He refuses to diverge fromis iron clad routines I m givin this sucka three stars seeee Ya wanna make somethin of it tough guyYeah that s what I thoughtActually Fre de Lance by Rex Stout is cerebral than tough guy as far as detective fiction goes Oh sure there s some strong arm scenes and a line like Don t try no funny stuff ya got me pal y wouldn t be out of place ere However as many of those kinds of phrases as you find you ll discover just as many classical allusions and erudite uote ables This is due to the eccentric genius Nero Wolfe who owns and operates the detective agency He s Sherlock smart and never shies away from letting others know itHowever Nero is too corpulent and immobile to be the true ero of the story That mantle rests upon the able shoulders of regular all around good guy Archie Goodwin the man on the street the guy who gets the job done Archie narrates the story and Cinque indagini romane per Rocco Schiavone (Il vicequestore Rocco Schiavone Vol. 6) his witty one liners and occasional snark are a great joy to read One of the early ones in the detective genre Fer de Lance leaves the reader guessing who killed who and why Very solid rederrings and perplexing twists abound This book will satiate the mystery loverSo then why only three stars Well as one of the longer books in the Wolfe series Fer de Lance lumbers along at a sl I was a bit let down given the popularity of the Nero Wolfe series Well written well crafted mystery I don t want to spend one minute with Archie the narrator If the story was told in the third person I d probably read a few over the years As it is the 1930 s slang of a less educated sidekick was not an appealing place to live for the week or so it took me to read thi. Snake charmer in a case with twists than an anaconda whistling a seductive tune Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey heopes will catch a killer who's still got poison in Squash Basics - How To Play Squash hiseart back cov. Back with a couple of old friends I may not remember which of the Nero Wolfe mysteries I read mumble around thirty five years ago but I remember Archie s cheeky insouciance and Nero s eccentricities There is real affection in their relationship He always thought e Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic had aandkerchief in the breast pocket of is coat but rarely did so I to the drawer
Where Kept A Stack For Him And Got One I kept a stack for im and got one Bloodleaf handed it toim But there is never any doubt who is boss Archie may give a bit of lip but The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle he does whate is told And Mismatch his love of glasses of milk is there from the beginning as are Nero s weight problems He began the accustomed preparations for rising fromis chair I love the way this series just dives into their lives no tedious back storyBright and breezy tale about two murders It does drag a little in the middle but I know there is better to come Dated slang my kindle dictionaries came in Going All the Way Planning for a Marriage That Goes the Distance handyere including one racist term I Test logiciel en pratique have nevereard beforeI didn t know what a roadster was If this isn t the car Archie drove around in please don t shatter my illusions 375 We Two Badges The Lives of Mona Ruiz have to start with the indisputable fact this book was written in 1934 Depression era United States If you like me are a fan of that era s black and white mystery movies and radio serials you know exactly what you are in for This is a very typical example of the times Think Holmes and Dr Watson but in New York Also our Holmes Nero Wolf is a veryeavy mostly A Queen's Spy Plus The Tudor Heresy - Mercenary For Hire Series: Tudor Historical Fiction Novels - Adventure Fiction (Tudor Mystery Trials) homebound eccentric gentleman whoas a passion for Lilies and our Watson Archie is not a doctor at all but a scrappy young man who is the uintessential American of The Structure of Biblical Authority his time brash brassy and despiteis umble circumstances able to feel like a conseuential person with good self esteem and always up for a challenge Archie is the eyes and legs for Wolf doing all of the field work and gathering evidence while Nero is the brains of the operation They seem to ave figured out Confederate Waterloo how to work in perfectarmony and we are introduced to them when a lady from Italian descent comes to them and ask for Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith (Buechner, Frederick) help to locateer brother Nero takes the case and soon discovers it is complicated than it looks I read the book with some friends and I was not surprised that some of the socially acceptable jargon of the time and some of the s were off putting to some of them I totally understand and agree that this casual bigotry toward Italians or those of Latin origins is not acceptable now nor was it ever OK But I didn t feel like the author promoted the attitude and also I think it is easy for us to judge from our position in 2020 while for im it was not an affectation but the Time He Lived In No he lived in No ow much we wish things in The TM Techniue An intro Transcendental Meditation Teachings Maharishi Mahesh YOgi Arkana history couldave been the way we wish them to Das Glücksbüro have been they were what they were Overall I didn t find it offensive personally but just aeads up I Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination had fun reading it and some of the choices the author took were totally different from what I thought wouldappen in my Daughter of Moloka'i head so this made me excited to read even of the series Looking forward to it The mystery itself is solid but this lumbers along at a slow pace andas pages than are probably needed to tell this story so that took some of the enjoyment out of it for me This is my first Nero Wolfe novel and Nero s character is not fully understandable to me based on just reading this novel I understand The Santa Cruz Haggadah - Leader's Edition (Regular) he is a obese genius but I am not sure ife is just lazy refusing to ever leave This Could Be Our Future hisome and making Archie do all the legwork or if Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives heas a mental disorder that leaves Interaction Concepts of Personality him incapable of leavingis Entdeckungsreise in Die S�dsee Und Nach Der Berings Stra�e Zur Erforschung Einer Nord�stlichen Durchfahrt Vol 1 house Neroad a relapse and stays in Lace Leather his room eating for a weekend but what the relapse is from is never explained Everyone says the series gets better and Stout s timing and pace improves as the serie. As anyerpetologist will tell you the fer de lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe Archi.
Summary Fer de LanceS progresses so later I will try another one Generally I bump up the first book in a good series by 1 star but I won t in this case I m glad I didn t start with it since it was at least 13 too long The other stories I ve listened to didn t seem nearly as bloated Still it was a good mystery I really liked the way Stout made it feel as if it was in the middle of the series Archie as worked for Wolfe for 7 years many other details added to the feelOne downside to this was that although I downloaded it from the library as electronic files I was continually instructed to flip the cassette continue on the other side or go to the next one Seriously They couldn t spend a few minutes editing that the duplicated lines out Th American answer to Golden Age British mysteries Fer de Lance shows why I think American crime fiction is inherently better than their British counterparts They ave got a certain flamboyance and style that the English lack Their prose and characters are usually interesting though the Brits probably do plots better Stout combines the tropes of golden age detective stories genius crime solver ridiculous methods of murder with the ard boiled archetypes smart Alec narrator that
started to the crime fiction landscape while e wrote thisNero Wolfe is a morbidly obese lazy elouent moody genius and can drink up to six uarts of beer 1 uart 950 ml a day He Les chatons magiques - tome 01 : Une jolie surprise (01) has bouts with depression and is a bit misanthropic who can be charming if it getsim what e wants I am fat lazy eccentric intelligent can drink up to four uarts of beer a day feel the blues every now and then don thad started to
really care a lot about social niceties but can be interesting company if I feel likecare a lot about social niceties but can be interesting company if I feel like So I can be Nero Wolfe if I continue developing at my present rate I know that if I was born in a country where writing crime fiction in English could be a viable career I would ave taken a stab at that But this is the first book that made me feel I could Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World have also tried my luck at playing detective Putting self depreciatingumor myriad frustrations at not making it either as a detective or detective fiction writer aside Wolfe is good He is uirky and uotable Stout actually captures the voice of a slightly loony genius you can t be sure if The Texan he is mocking you or deadly serious whene pronounces gems such as The destruction of money is the only authentic sacrilege left us to abhorIf Wolfe was the narrator I would recommend the series a lot wholeheartedly Though in Stout s defense Wolfe would not be as entertaining if The Indoor Pirates head to be carry the whole book But the narration and legwork is being done by is man Friday Archie Goodwin Goodwin is working class less suave and unfortunately a bit corny when read undred years later after Timelines of American Literature he was created He is the regurgitation of everyard boiled cliche bad ass fast talking womanizer and the rest Stout makes the two voices feel completely distinct but Goodwin drags I developed a tendency to rush through Weggesperrt his parts ominous signs when I just started the seriesThe mystery is mediocre A metal worker is missing and it is soon evident thate made a murderous contraption used to kill a seemingly universally loved educator The murderer is revealed too soon with too little effort expended The title spoils too much and the book is way too long 13 rd of the book can probably be dropped it would Het Achterhuis have worked better as a novella I loved Wolfe so I might be backowever the overall result is pretty mixed so it won t be a priority Rating 35More Wolfe uotes Remember that those of us who are both civilized and prudent commit our murders only under the complicated rules which permit us to avoid personal responsibility The advantage of being a pessimist a pessimist gets nothing. E Goodwin knows e's getting dreadfully close to solving the devilishly clever murders of an immigrant and a college president As for Wolfe e's playing.