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Red Lights by Georges Simenon
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Aug 28, 2011

really liked it
Read on August 28, 2011

The boomerang shape of the plot returns Steve Hogan, a dazed Odysseus, to his wife and to sobriety. But the bend of the boomerang is the sharp angle where apparent freedom and crumpling nihilism meet. Simenon writes in the book's best passages with an enthralling attention to the uncomfortable detail and to the atonal undercurrents running beneath the thoughts of a character who mistakenly thinks himself sane.
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