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text 2019-04-20 19:12
April/May Buddy Reads

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text 2019-04-14 02:28
Reading progress update: I've read 102 out of 177 pages.
Maigret and the Old Lady (Inspector Maigret #33) - Georges Simenon,Ros Schwartz

I’m going to save the rest for tomorrow morning, because I want the pause, and the night, to absorb everything I’ve read up to this point.

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text 2019-04-14 01:15
Reading progress update: I've read 81 out of 177 pages.
Maigret and the Old Lady (Inspector Maigret #33) - Georges Simenon,Ros Schwartz

wow. this one is making a serious run at being one of my favourites. Arlette is electrifying. Arlette’s dialogue - every scene she has with Maigret, everything she says when he asks a question, every question she asks, every challenge - she’s electrifying. I love Arlette, I certainly would never dare to judge her, and I hope she isn’t the killer.

 

there’s more of course. a seaside village in Normandy, which is shutting down at the end of the season even as it comes to life, on every page, for me. there’s Valentine, compelling in her own way. I hope she’s no killer.

 

this book is alive for me; I hope it doesn’t falter. I’m not sure I even care how clever the ending is. I want to write like this. but for now I’ll settle for reading more of it.

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text 2019-04-13 15:11
Reading progress update: I've read 21 out of 177 pages.
Maigret and the Old Lady (Inspector Maigret #33) - Georges Simenon,Ros Schwartz

a wonderful start...even if I've got a lot of names and small but possibly important events to keep track of, regarding the poisoning of a maid. an elderly lady, the dead woman's employer, feels she was the intended target. meanwhile, I loved that this novel started with Maigret taking a train ride - I've just come from Blood on the Tracks - which, along with his seaside destination and its fluffy clouds above vacationing children running about in swimming togs, evoked pleasure at memories of his own younger days...though the pleasure turned bittersweet, and even a little upsetting. Maigret missing his wife, and also discovering you can never really go back - to childhood providing magical beaches and trains...

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text 2019-04-13 02:16
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 177 pages.
Maigret and the Old Lady (Inspector Maigret #33) - Georges Simenon,Ros Schwartz

looking forward to yet another Maigret novel. I didn’t track many reviews of this entry in the series, but one of the few I did find suggested that: (a) this book is underrated, and (b) Maigret is pretty grouchy during this investigation (misses his wife, and other reasons...).

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