Simenon

July 10 2010

One would expect the “style” of one with such a small vocabulary to be cropped, macho, terse, like Hemingway’s. But it isn’t. 

Or one would expect the “style” of such a prolific writer to be, if not facile, then airy, vapid, explosive, like Joyce’s. That would have been how he did it. But the energy with Simenon is all in the other direction

His novels are like planets forming in fast motion.

One Response to “Simenon”


  1. […] Boredom in Batum October 11 2011 or Why Georges Simenon’s novels seem longer than they are. I suggested that they did here. […]


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