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Maigret Goes to School (Maigret #44)

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Paperback, 1st Harvest/HBJ ed, 184 pages
Published January 1988 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers (first published 1954)
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Nancy
Inspector Maigret becomes more fascinating to me with each Simenon book I read. Unlike the detectives featured in other extensive series' (Poirot and Miss Marple, specificallly) he is a many-faceted man whose character is slowly unfolding for me with each book I read.

Instead of being entertained by the crime in the Simenon books, I am interested in Inspector Maigret. He evolves on the pages as a real person, not a curious caricature. This book presented him to me as a particularly unusual Chief
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Marc Weidenbaum
Been meaning to read Georges Simenon for a long time. Kept stumbling on these slim volumes at the library for the simple reason that they were housed on a shelf at eye level just at the end of a stack where one would turn in order to get to the exit. Then, one day, they were gone, presumably moved elsewhere, because the whole shelf had changed its makeup. Like any good mystery, they thus needed to be sussed out.

I asked about and was essentially told I could read the novels -- of which there are
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Karmakosmik
Non il miglior Maigret, ma questo "Maigret a Scuola" è un libro che cattura molto lentamente, e come la "Ballerina di Gai Moulin" lascia un grosso amaro in bocca per l'umanità descritta da Simenon. Se in "Ballerina..." veniva raccontata la vita dissoluta e senza futuro di una coppia di giovani viveur, in questo "Maigret a Scuola", Simenon distrugge l'immagine del paesino di campagna tutto sole natura e cordialità. Invidie reciproche, vite fallimentari e ragazzi cresciuti troppo in fretta sono al ...more
Mikee
Death in a small town. Everybody blames the outsider. Maigret wants oysters and goes to help figure it out. Saw the video (Granada). Quite good.
Ruth
sweet, but simple. I wouldn't try his other books.
John
Although the plot was fairly simple and perhaps a little predictable, I really enjoyed this book.

The way Simenon describes Maigret's emotions and thought processes is nothing short of genius in my opinion. The reader is right there in his head.

This story has none the crew from Paris in it at all: just Maigret talking to people. Brilliant !!
DonQuijote
Novelita policiaca. Rápida de leer, pero no engancha la intriga. Asesinato sencillo, trama sencilla (aunque no tenía ni idea de quién había sido, tampoco le presté mucha atención).

Interesante la descripción que se hace de la gente y forma de vida de un pueblo de provincias de Francia. Es esto lo que más destacaría del libro.
trovateOrtensia
Maigret è sempre Maigret.
Come ritornare a casa e trovarla calda e accogliente.
Come sdraiarsi sul divano mentre fuori piove e fa freddo.
Come accarezzare un gatto che fa le fusa.
Un piccolo, perfetto, irrinunciabile piacere.
Lorelei
The best of the Maigret books that I have read so far. Quite suspenseful, and the whole thing very likeable.
Raul
Buenísimo, la primera novela de Simenon que leo.
Babete
(Maigret e o Crime na Escola )
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Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.

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