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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (urth) Gene Wolfe's favorite Nero Wolfe novels
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 08:57:21 

Alex quoted from PANDORA:

> Holly mentions Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe, commenting that when
> people read mysteries "they pick detectives they like best by
> peculiarities." She elaborates: "Nero Wolfe's fat, three
> points; Sherlock Holmes shoots dope, that's seven."

This explains why Nero Wolfe is GW's favorite.  Given GW's love of playing
games with his name (wolf motifs, the narrator of FIFTH HEAD, etc.), his
personal detective rating must go something like this:

"Nero Wolfe has my last name, seventy-five points."


*More Wolfe info & archive of this list at http://www.urth.net/urth/

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