Saturday, April 06, 2002

Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout:

And Be A Villian
In The Best of Families

These two are great, and a pair of bookends, one that brings to the fore Wolfe’s nemesis, Zeck. The second is the final showdown between Wolfe and Zeck. Classic stories! Now I have to dig up the one (or two?) intervening books that fit in this chronolgy.

There is no way to underrate the charm of Archie and Nero. Stout tells a great story, and never fails to make Wolfe ring true as a real person - not necessarily a nice person, but in the end a good one. And Archie...

Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang

A Star Trek (TNG) book, this is a good example of one that blends multiple levels of Trek history, and puts a decent SF story together around it. Data meets his maker - or someone who inspired his maker, and provides more insights into Data’s history. Oh, and several TOS artificial intelligences are mentioned, or play a part in the tale, too.

New Testament: Burning through Paul’s Epistles... on tape, but still. 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy. With a plane flight ahead tomorrow, I’ll probably finish off Paul’s work in the next day.