Feb. 21st, 2012

coprime_recs: Chouji and Shikamaru on a roof cloud-watching (Default)
Between the Lines (Wolfe/Archie | NC17 | 2,879 words): After Archie publishes his first account of Wolfe's cases, things are strained between him and Wolfe. There's something really fun about seeing scenes that might have happened but are set outside the boundaries of the canon.

Excerpt:
You would think, with all the fuss, that the fat genius would have something to say about it but after six weeks he still hadn't given any indication that he had heard of it, much less read it. Since I had made a point of leaving a copy on his desk the day it was printed, this act was not very convincing. I didn't understand his silence and you could even say it stung a little. For some reason I had expected Wolfe to be pleased but if he was determined to withhold his opinion then I was equally determined not to let on that I cared.
coprime_recs: Chouji and Shikamaru on a roof cloud-watching (Default)
Inconsistencies (Saul | G | 304 words): Tackles the problem of Saul's (non-)canonical wife. This is fascinating. I love things that try to reconcile the discrepencies in Stout's writing, whether that be in a meta way like this or not. I feel a little sad for this Saul, who's clearly missing something even though he doesn't know what it is.

Excerpt:
Lives don't always run in straight lines. Sometimes they double back on themselves, or break and start again elsewhere. Sometimes their paths are so complex that not even New York's finest operative can follow them.