Another Nero Wolfe Note . . .

S.T. mentioned a fan site in one of his comments, but I’ve found something better. Check out the Nero Wolfe Pack.

They happen to have the good taste to include Mr. Karnick’s National Review essay on the A&E television series, too.

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3 thoughts on “Another Nero Wolfe Note . . .

  1. Sorry, Mr. Karnick.

    I gave up on the show after the first few episodes, as Tim Hutton, who basically bought his way into the role of Archie by being exec producer, is qualified only to play wimps. Archie is cool/uncool, in that Peter Parker sorta way.

    And Nero Wolfe looks like Sebastian Cabot, whom my musty memory sez was going to tackle the role but died suddenly.

    Wolfe is a gruff but robust gourmand; Maury Chaykin comes off like an dour, unhealthy alky. There’s a whole level of fun and charm he misses, and that was my criticism: he simply wasn’t fun.

    But based on your glowing review, especially of the growth in the relationship arc, I do promise to give it another whack. The mystery part was always ace.

  2. I liked Mr. Chaykin in the role very much. He surpassed my expectations in every way. Satisfactory. Very satisfactory, as Wolfe might say.

    On the other hand, I think I would enjoy seeing John Rhys-Davies try on Nero Wolfe’s clothing.

  3. I read your comments with interest – would anyone really be able to play Nero Wolfe the way his creator could? While I’m into questions have you ever given any thought to wolfe’s offsprings? I mean — Well, I’d be interested in your sage thoughts on this:
    Every mystery fan knows Nero Wolfe, with his penchant for orchids, beer and fine dining. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if he had had at least one offspring? Well, let me take you on an imaginary trip into his future. Meet Charlie Wolfe, his great-granddaughter.
    What? You don’t believe me? Charlie is just as real as dear old Grandpa Nero. She is a crime reporter in Ironwood, Michigan, and she can get into as many predicaments as her predecessor.
    In Charlie’s first mystery, Skull Music, author Billie A. Williams places her smack dab in a most precarious situation involving dolphin music, a dead professor, missing body parts (Used for transplants? Who knows?) and a Xenotransplant lab.
    For more information on the book go to http://www.billiewilliams.com/books.html . To order it, go directly to http://www.wings-press.com/newrelease.htm#SkullMusic .

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