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Thanks for getting back to me! I understand, real life does take over sometimes. :-)
Read your review of Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman. I really enjoyed it! Finally, someone who disliked this book as much as I did. Most of the others seem to love Mr. A. J. Raffles and his inane adventures. Blegh, I say!
Hi and happy holidays! Re Freeman: I would hate to know what happens via spoiler so I try not to give away the show. I like Freeman's books. Are you a fan?
Great review of Whose Body? !
Can I just say how much I'm enjoying the honesty of your Nero Wolfe reviews? I 'discovered' the books via the series about two years ago, and developed a mad crush on Archie which totally blinkered me to any criticism of the books (even my own), but I haven't touched my (nearly complete) collection since. So I can now read - and share - your thoughts with an appreciation borne of familiarity, whereas before I would have felt personally insulted!

Although I still think Archie's narrative is the best part of the books - I never really read for the mystery itself - he now seems both rather crude and a little naive as a character, and his relationship with Wolfe is slightly disturbing (especially how Wolfe manipulates his army career so that Archie is never in physical danger - I agree with your previous review that Stout didn't handle the Second World War very realistically).

Anyway, thanks again, and keep on!

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