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The Train by Georges Simenon
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Apr 21, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: belgian
Read from April 21 to 22, 2012


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message 1: by Rob (new)

Rob Why do you like this guy so much? Which books do you recommend?

message 2: by Jon (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jon It's compulsively readable, fine literature of the highest order. From a website I was recently perusing: "Let the last word on Simenon go to Ford Madox Ford. In his massive study, The March of Literature, he wrote of one of the early 'Maigret' books that: "It is Dostoevsky: ... Dostoevsky, corsé, constructed, economized and filled with the poetry of pity." Solemn words perhaps, but appropriate nevertheless, and equally applicable to any one of Simenon's 193 novels."

message 3: by Rob (new)

Rob OK, Jon... I'm adding him...

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