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Fer-De-Lance [Anglais] [Poche]

Rex Stout
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Nero Wolfe entre en scène 21 août 2010
On a coutume de diviser la littérature policière en deux branches bien distinctes. D'un côté, le roman d'énigme (le "whodunit"). De l'autre, le roman noir (ou "hardboiled"). Le premier, traditionnellement, serait plutôt anglais, et le second plutôt américain. Si cette division, bien sûr, n'est pas entièrement dénuée de fondement, j'ai tendance à penser malgré tout que la frontière entre "whodunit" et "hardboiled" n'est pas toujours aussi nette et surtout qu'elle ignore les nationalités. En fait, je serais plutôt de l'avis de Manchette qui voyait dans le roman d'énigme une affaire de femmes et dans le roman noir une affaire d'hommes, le premier s'intéressant davantage au sort des victimes et le second au sort des criminels. Cela dit, même cette théorie souffre des contre-exemples et l'un des plus spectaculaires est incontestablement Rex Stout. Contemporain d'Agatha Christie puisque né en 1886 et mort en 1975, ce dernier en est en effet le pendant américain, et son héros, Nero Wolfe, n'a pas grand chose à envier à Hercule Poirot, qu'il surclasse même largement dans le pittoresque!

C'est dans ce roman publié en 1934 que Wolfe apparaît pour la première fois. Obèse, maniaque, grand amateur de bière, fuyant la compagnie des femmes, reclus dans son appartement new-yorkais où il cultive amoureusement ses chères orchidées, il envoie son fidèle assistant, Archie Goodwin, sur le terrain pour y collecter indices et renseignements, puis, convoquant ses petites cellules grises, il se met en devoir de résoudre à distance les crimes les plus insolubles.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Nero and Archie are always worth a visit 22 novembre 2000
Par Orrin C. Judd - Publié sur Amazon.com
Compose yourself, Archie. Why taunt me? Why upbraid me? I am merely a genius, not a god. -Nero Wolfe
Rex Stout was in the midst of an unusually interesting life (including being a child math prodigy and serving on President Theodore Roosevelt's yacht) when he created one of the great detective series of all time, introducing Nero Wolfe for the first of 72 adventures in Fer-de-Lance. The brilliance of Stout's creation lies in the blending of Wolfe--an eccentric, elephantine, misanthropic, misogynistic, beer guzzling, gourmand--and his footman, Archie Goodwin--a classic, wise cracking, hard boiled dick. The combination, sort of like teaming Mycroft Holmes and Sam Spade, allowed him to use the best elements of both the British drawing room mystery and the American private eye novel. The result has enchanted readers for almost 70 years. Fans include everyone from Oliver Wendell Holmes to PG Wodehouse, James M. Cain to Kingsley Amis.
Nero Wolfe, logging in around 280 lbs and quaffing 6 quarts of beer a day, rarely leaves his 35th Street brownstone in Manhattan, preferring to tend his orchids and worry over the exquisite meals prepared by his butler/chef Fritz. To support his high living, Wolfe takes on investigations in a very unofficial capacity, relying on Goodwin to do the physical work and periodically summoning the principals in a case to his home for an exhibition of his deductive genius. His arrogant manner is nicely captured in the following admonition to a sporting goods salesman who has condescendingly demonstrated the proper use of golf clubs:
You know, Mr. Townsend, it is our good fortune that the exigencies of birth and training furnish all of us with opportunities for snobbery. My ignorance of this special nomenclature provided yours; your innocence of the elementary processes provides mine.
Meanwhile, Archie narrates the stories in the familiar sardonic banter of the great noir novels:
When I consider the different kinds I've seen it seems silly to say it, but somehow to me all lawyers look alike. It's a sort of mixture of a scared look and a satisfied look, as if they were crossing a traffic-filled street where they expect to get run over any minute but they know exactly what kind of paper to hand the driver if they get killed and they've got one right in their pocket.
This sets up an amusing dramatic tension between the two, as when Nero tells Archie:
Sit down. I would prefer to have you here, idle and useless...As I have remarked before, to have you with me like this is always refreshing because it constantly reminds me how distressing it would be to have someone present--a wife, for instance--whom I could not dismiss at will.
Lest it seem that Wolfe is to much of an egomaniac to be tolerated, Archie makes it clear that he stays around just for the sheer joy of watching the elephantine savant in action and Wolfe himself acknowledges that much of his facade is mere pretense when a District Attorney commands his presence in Westchester, he tells Archie to refuse, saying "I understand the technique of eccentricity; it would be futile for a man to labor at establishing a reputation for oddity if he were ready at the slightest provocation to revert to normal action." And Wolfe sometimes lets slip his admiration for Archie, telling a witness in the case, "Mr. Goodwin is a man of discretion, common decency and immeasurable valor."
It has long been a theory of mine that if you create characters of sufficient interest to enrapture your audience, you can get away with not always cranking out a top flight story, we'll show up just to spend some time with familiar friends (this carried Magnum PI and Cheers through some mighty lean episodes & even whole seasons). Nero and Archie are always worth a visit, never more so than in this their inaugural case.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 The first step of a great journey 4 juin 2005
Par Stephen McLin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Rex Stout wrote 47 Nero Wolfe books. Some are great, some are good, none are bad. You might as well start with the first one -- and if you like it, you will read them all.

I think my main takeaway is how books written 60 years in the past can be so topical. No more 5 cent phone calls, or having to go to a drugstore to make a call, or having Archie gripe about having to pay for two sandwiches costing a total of 95 cents -- yet Rex Stout engrosses you in his mysteries as if they were contemporary.

I read all of them I could get from libraries in the 1960's -- now I have chosen to listen to the whole series read by Michael Prichard. I own them all on tape, and I'm currently on number 18, taking my delicatable time.

The fact that they were written that long ago sets the hook -- this is not a contemporary writer trying to recreate the past, but a writer writing in the here and now, it seems.

Just as we get comfortable with characters in modern TV series, so will you get comfortable with the idiosycracies of Wolfe and Goodwin. You will have a compulsive desire to read them all -- which is why this remains an immensely popular series. Read two or three, and if you think you are a mystery fan ..... and don't get hooked ..... then switch to romance novels.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 The Introduction to a Great Series 6 septembre 2000
Par A. Wolverton - Publié sur Amazon.com
Rex Stout was truly an amazing man. (A brief bio is included in the Bantam Crime Line series.) He published his very first Nero Wolfe novel at the age of 48, after having completed extraordinary careers as a warrant officer on Theodore Roosevelt's yacht, a sightseeing guide, a bookkeeper, and devising a banking system. (Whew!) While "Fer-De-Lance" is not the best Wolfe story, it is the first. I originally read all the novels as I found them and am now reading them in chronological order. It really doesn't matter what order you take them in. Just try one or two. For those who are unfamiliar with the Wolfe novels, Nero Wolfe is a New York private detective who detests work, spends four hours a day cultivating his orchids, drinks gallons of beer, and tolerates women only when absolutely necessary. His assistant, Archie Goodwin, does the legwork for Wolfe. Goodwin is a good looking, wise-cracking, milk-drinking foil for Wolfe. Other assorted characters appear from time to time who are just as colorful. The great thing about the Wolfe novels is the way that Stout brings each character to life. To be honest, you really don't care that much "whodunnit" because the characters and atmosphere are so entertaining. A great, great series. If you've never tried them, what are you waiting for?
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The First Nero Wolfe novel 19 juillet 2006
Par cinephile - Publié sur Amazon.com
Rex Stout was a prolific writer. Like Edgar Rice Burroughs, he was also adept at getting paid. Over the decades, the characterizations of Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe underwent a slow metamorphosis. The characters became slightly softer as Stout's readership grew. But that's not how things started.

"Fer-De-Lance" was the first Nero Wolfe novel, and it's a bit more hard-boiled. The Nero Wolfe of this book is cold and somewhat ruthless, certainly as assured of his own genius as Howard Roark in Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead". Archie Goodwin is a glib tough guy, brilliant in his own right, and Inspector Cramer truly does hate Wolfe (unlike later tales, when he seems almost amiable).

With so many Nero Wolfe books available, I think it's important that this be the first you read. It is undistilled brilliance. When suspicious characters or bloated egos encounter Wolfe's cunning, incisive interrogation, the result is quite entertaining.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Best of All Nero Wolfe 8 octobre 2004
Par John P Bernat - Publié sur Amazon.com
This one started it all and is the best one of all.

The old cliche, "Does he have a book in him?" applies absolutely here. Stout began his long writing career after a string of entrepreneurial business successes. He published this during prohibition and experienced a quick, deserved success.

Fans of the gargantuan appreciate many dimensions of Stout's clean, well-lighted place: Archie's wisecracks and lifestyle, his internal ruminations. But I like best Wolfe's observations about life, and this book is extremely rich in them - more so than any other book, I believe.

Among all the books, this one has the cleverest murder technique and one of the most subtle plot setups. Beware, though: it also contains some blunt instruments of racism and prejudice along for the ride.

What a great book, though. If you've never read any of the series, please start here if you can manage.
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