If you’ve read Georges Simenon’s classic of existential noir Dirty Snow you will probably believe there was mutual influence between Simenon. Georges Simenon’s Dirty Snow, a noir chronicle of a mean, vicious soul, is anything but the feel-good read of the summer. But novelist Jim. Georges Simenon is reasonably well-known as the Belgian author of the Maigret detective stories, but deserves to be a good deal more famous.

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To dislike a character and then to move to pity and sorrow—well, it does something to the reader. He pushed his foot against the door as it opened, his pistol at his waist.

Frank starts the process by dating the innocent girl and corrupting her before bringing her back to the house to work for his mother. Simenon’s In his afterword to this novel, William T. But if you like. Would you care to answer a few questions about it? It’s the first Simenon I ever read and I found it vivid, engaging and moving. Hats doffed on every page. With him it would have been easy.

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You can get most of them second hand. He paid his check. Sorry, I wish I had known your version existed, because I probably would have gone with that one. Ignore the original review below. Simenon embues his people’s hearts dazed and confused by their circumstances with the dark, sludge, freezing aspects of the weather. Want to Read saving….


CIS: Georges Simenon’s Dirty Snow revisited

I like the Lynley serie, btw. I intend to read as much Simenon as I can, folding in the Maigret among the heavier books like Dirty Snow. She describes how a boy, who was simneon ordinary boy of a poor neighbourhood in London became a murderer, how the whole system social workers, school, police failed to prevent this good boy to become a delinquent.

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Where do you get them? But many different stories could have been told, ddirty would not only include all those keen observations about foreign occupation, but would at the same time not be so unremittingly unpleasant to read. They don’t know you. And let me tell you folks, Dirty Snow is exactly that – straight as in straight psychological study a mile away from detective fictionhard as in very hard on the reader and dark as in the deep recesses rirty the human psyche.

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People like Camus were greatly influenced by American noir writing — by some accounts, indeed, The Stranger diry inspired by James M. Why did the Taliban destroy the Buddhas of Bamiyan? Your email address will not be published.


Dirty Snow holds a mirror to the human condition, and in its final pages, the grim realities of existence culminate in death. Acting for the thrill of reputational advance. In the world of novel writing, Georges Simenon was a natural, a kind of Mozart of the novel. I do know that he wrote books like Dirty Snow throughout his career, calling them romans duror “hard novels,” as an alternative to the Inspector Maigret novels. Notify me of new comments via email. To view it, click here.

Although beneath the surface racism lurks, everyone is moral, more or less as they see it.

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Certainly, this is a dark read and not an simsnon one, in which the author does not hesitate to tell the story of a cast of characters without any obvious redeeming features. In this fictional story, the main character and his mother are provided significant amounts of food by the Germans while their dirry are nearly starving. Open Preview See a Problem? Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: There is no compassion only this pervasive delusional dispirited sens Reading Challenge: