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Stout Fellow: A Guide Through Nero Wolfe's World

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Are you one of the millions who has spent many pleasant hours reading about Nero Wolfe converting the calories from his gourmet dining (albeit grudgingly) into mental energy to solve a murder? If you have traipsed through that morass of neuroses, idiosyncrasies and obsessive-compulsive behaviors, you must have questions. Did you know that while Wolfe usually tilts the scal ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published May 28th 2003 by iUniverse
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Jill Hutchinson
Jul 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reading
I initially read the Baring-Gould book, which is the one usually considered the major reference for Nero Wolfe fans. I enjoyed it but this is the book for the afficianado of the Wolfe corpus. It fills in all the gaps, has no errors that I could find (the Baring-Gould book has a few) and is the perfect companion for the Wolfe fanatic. I loved it!!!

This is the second time I have read this book so it might give you the idea that I am a fan of the Nero Wolfe books and all that is written about the u
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HBalikov
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Before there were Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, there were Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. Though their "lives" were focused on very different things, I believe Neil Simon must have been channeling Rex Stout for some of the light moments of in his ying and yang duo.

CAUTION: Unless someone is working on a advanced degree in literature, there is no reason to open this book other than as an experienced devote of "Nero Wolfe's world." Rex Stout, of the title's pun, was a prolific writer and I have r
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Jest
Jun 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who write Nero Wolfe fanfiction
This is the best of all the Nero Wolfe companion books that I've had my hands on. It's great for quickly checking all those little details that you want to included in your fanfic.

Now, why you would want to read this if you aren't writing fanfic is a bit of a mystery to me.
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