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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By - Luc Sante, Marc Romano, D. Thin, Georges Simenon
The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
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Kees Popinga is a solid Dutch burgher whose idea of a night on the town is a game of chess at his club. Or so it has always appeared. But one night this model husband and devoted father discovers his boss is bankrupt and that his own carefully tended life is in ruins. Before, he had looked on... show more
Kees Popinga is a solid Dutch burgher whose idea of a night on the town is a game of chess at his club. Or so it has always appeared. But one night this model husband and devoted father discovers his boss is bankrupt and that his own carefully tended life is in ruins. Before, he had looked on impassively as the trains to the outside world swept by; now he catches the first train he can to Amsterdam. Not long after that, he commits murder.Kees Popinga is tired of being Kees Popinga. He's going to turn over a new leaf—though there will be hell to pay.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590171493 (1590171497)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 203
Edition language: English
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Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it
Those who leave by night- trains leave for ever - Kees Popinga from The Man Who Watched The Trains Go ByKees Popinga is a dull man who lives in a well-ordered existence, where everything including his wife is admirably above-board,"one might have said of her..that she was the ' best make' of Dutch w...
Gregor Xane
Gregor Xane rated it
4.0 The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (New York Review Books Classics)
Extremely readable. Simenon infects the reader with a sort of morbid curiousity.
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