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review 2017-10-19 02:58
Pietr le Letton by Georges Simenon
Pietr Le Letton - Georges Simenon

Series: Maigret #1

 

I admit that I started skimming before the halfway mark but didn't drop it entirely because I wanted to see whether it went anywhere. It sort of did, but I really wasn't impressed by a "mystery" where the supposedly great detective just follows a suspected criminal around because he doesn't have enough on him to arrest him. There was very little detecting going on; it was almost all tailing.

 

Perhaps the series gets better. I'm pretty sure I've read another Maigret that was an ok read but this first book really doesn't want me to pick up any others.

 

At least this book let me reach my French book goal for this year. I need to pick better French books in general, though, because it seems that I rated the majority of my French choices as one-star reads. Ouch.

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text 2017-10-18 13:35
Reading progress update: I've read 26 out of 191 pages.
Pietr Le Letton - Georges Simenon

Mrs Mortimer-Levingston perdait son sang-froid.

— Alors ?... C’est ainsi que vous cherchez ?... prononça-t-elle en s’adressant à Maigret. On vient de me dire que vous êtes de la police… Mon mari a peut-être été tué… Qu’est-ce que vous attendez ?

I'm with Mrs Mortimer-Levingston here.

 

Since I appear to be missing it, can someone tell me what's so awesome about this book? All Maigret does so far is watch a supposed master criminal commit crimes and stand there like an imbecile.

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text 2017-10-16 09:10
Tannat & Tigus: Eh voilĂ  ...

 

... it's here.  Even though the cat could hardly be bothered!

 

 

(This is the only photo I got out of him at all.  After that, he decided this was too stupid for words and hoofed it under my bed.)

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text 2017-10-15 19:56
I think I woke up the kitty

 

Instead of starting the book for the buddy read, I'm bothering the cat and taking pictures out of consideration for Themis-Athena who hasn't received her copy yet.

 

Snicker.

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text 2017-10-15 19:43
Maigret Buddy Read
Pietr Le Letton - Georges Simenon

Who's ready?

 

I have another book on the go, so I don't mind whether I start this today or not.

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