Publish date: July 10th 2007
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
I found this book to be quite riveting and thought provoking. Set in Denmark, it explores the relationship between four women who work at the Danish Center for Information on Genocide. When two of the women receive death threats the office is thrown into turmoil. The subject matter was quite dark...
This was my first Maigret book, and it was a quick, fun read. I'm not sure how the French (or maybe just Simenon) pull off being cool and emotional at the same time, but the effect is fun to read. Maigret is no Columbo, but the description of the confusion he feels right before all the clues fall in...
It took me awhile to get properly into this book, as I started out not thinking the writing was very good... too much telling, too little showing, but I guess that was because it was necessary to get the back story into place, because Christian Jungersen quickly stopped explaining so much and got on...
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