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Maigret in New York's Underworld (Maigret #27)

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Dutch translation of "Maigret a New York"
Published 1964 by Signet (first published 1946)
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Chaque fois que je lis un livre Maigret, je suis tout a fait émerveillée par le style et l'imagination de l'autheur.
La particolarità di questo Maigret è che la trama gialla viene in secondo piano rispetto alla vera caratteristica di tutti i romanzi di Simenon che costituisce l’elemento distintivo della sua scrittura e la sua grandezza: l’indagine psicologica dei personaggi. Simenon utilizza una tecnica semplice ma infallibile, che si usa non solo nelle indagini poliziesche, ma nella vita di tutti i giorni: mettersi nei panni dell’altro. “Un individuo, in determinate circostanze, aveva reagito in un certo modo ...more
Diego Damasceno
Dois dos três primeiros livros do detetive Maigret que eu li me fizeram desconfiar que Simenon usa seus enredos detetivescos como pretextos para entender o mundo. Quando Simenon vai a uma cidade do interior da França, em O Cão Amarelo, ou quando circula pela alta sociedade no livro quase homônimo, é a estes mundos que Simenon quer compreender. A investigação de Maigret é, assim, uma investigação do autor. Assim me pareceu.

Agora, neste Maigret em Nova Iorque, minha suspeita inicial tornou-ficou m
There is something so satisfying about these Maigrets - subtle and succinct and such excellent policing! And in New York, Maigret is so deliciously an outsider and yet brilliantly "conquers" New York because he is always so true to his methods as a policeman
Ɲatassa Evaggelou
Clearly a good book, but we've seen real page turners by Simenon, such as The Cat and the Dirty Snow. Ok, he is one of my favourite writers, but let's face it, this was a bit boring. Notgivingupthough- just going on, to the next one of my Simenon's #TBR.
Iron Gio
Very nice story, small and relaxing. I liked it.
"Another wonderful Maigret. The Inspector is plucked from retirement (again) in Meung-sur-Loire (same place as in Maigret in Retirement) to go to New York on an unlikely quest. Once there, the story devolves into classic Maigret: sympathetic characters, old crimes that don't really need solving and a lengthy discussion of the Maigret philosophy. I loved it!

Lucas is mentioned only in passing. Reference to Mesterino, the longest interrogation of his career. Mme wants a present from New York!"
Jean-François Lisée
Chaque fois que je lis un Maigret, je suis émerveillé par la capacité qu'a Simenon à saisir la société française, la décrire, en soulever les jupes, en montrer les verrues. Dans une économie de moyens qui rend chaque phrase, chaque situation plus percutante.
A truly wonderful pulp. We had an edition so old the pulp pages were literally disintegrating as we read it, but so glad it lasted through one more reading.
Marko Ruostetoja

Dramatic structure (Freytag's pyramid):
Exposition 5/10
Rising action 7/10
Climax or crisis --
Falling action 7/10
Dénouement 6/10

Narrato in un modo molto freddo e quasi buttato lì che smorza l'impatto di una storia altrimenti interessante, pur se non originale.
Non tra i migliori, ma godibile.
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