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The Man from Everywhere
Georges Simenon
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The Man from Everywhere

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Volume contains "The Man from Everywhere" and "Newhaven-Dieppe", both by Georges Simenon.
Paperback, 125 pages
Published 1932 by Penguin
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Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's a purity to Newhaven Dieppe in particular. Everything makes perfect sense even as the main character totally unravels. A tidy life, too fragile to survive to exposure to mayhem and riches.
The Man From Everywhere, who is in fact from a very specific place, is bitterly cynical, in a manner that is shown to be the flipside of an almost childish sentimentality.
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first non-Maigret Simenon novel that I read. Though still in the crime genre, it has a very different tone than the Maigret novels--a bit of adventure and intrigue. I loved reading a book set in the Vosges region (home to a real-life friend of mine). I enjoyed the shifting of perspectives on the characters--we start with the naive view of a tourist and slowly the real relationships of the small village are revealed. Basically just a good yarn.

One note on the edition that I read: It'
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: simenon, mystery
What a charming complex sweet simple little book. Not a Maigret, but many of the same endearing features. Nice descriptions of the environment. Interesting characters. Good guys and bad, but sometimes it's hard to say who is which. Opponents treat each other with fondness and respect. Worldly. I loved it.
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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.

He is best known, however, for his 75