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  1. Richard Richard says:

    This is a brand new modern translation of a book I ve previously read a few years ago.Do we ever know our spouse or partner This is a common theme in modern psychological thrillers Here Simenon presents a twist on the murdered husband who after being found killed in an alley is not the man everyone at home believed him to be.Clever police procedural which shows Maigret often in the office waiting for the phone to ring when all he wants to do is pound the beat and ask the questions He visits t This is a brand new modern translation of a book I ve previously read a few years ago.Do we ever know our spouse or partner This is a common theme in modern psychological thrillers Here Simenon presents a twist on the murdered husband who after being found killed in an alley is not the man everyone at home believed him to be.Clever police procedural which shows Maigret often in the office waiting for the phone to ring when all he wants to do is pound the beat and ask the questions He visits the scene of the crime and speaks to the main suspects He has an assurance throughout that things are not just what they seem Some interesting integrations and an aside in an earlier case as seen in a trial he has to give evidence in This miffed him and seems to challenge him going forward in this book Packed with characters, cleverly drawn The aspect of what we see when we pass people sitting on benches and what those who pass their time sitting around us see is a brilliant observation This series has been brought to the reach of everyone with each Maigret novel being released each month in their original publication order Those who have found this great writer will found new treats re reading them in a fresh translation New readers have a unique chance to find Maigret for themselves What a treat


  2. Bill Lynas Bill Lynas says:

    The Georges Simenon s novels featuring detective Maigret are slow, but entertainging, crime stories This is the third one I ve read it s no exception Maigret carries out his interviews methodically, only pausing for an occasional puff on his pipe It s unlikely I ll read all 75 novels in the series or the 28 short stories , but they are good to dip into once in a while.The recent UK TV series stars Rowan Atkinson as Maigret while he may not have the physical build of the detective his del The Georges Simenon s novels featuring detective Maigret are slow, but entertainging, crime stories This is the third one I ve read it s no exception Maigret carries out his interviews methodically, only pausing for an occasional puff on his pipe It s unlikely I ll read all 75 novels in the series or the 28 short stories , but they are good to dip into once in a while.The recent UK TV series stars Rowan Atkinson as Maigret while he may not have the physical build of the detective his delivery of the dialogue is exactly how I imagine Maigret would speak


  3. Ivonne Rovira Ivonne Rovira says:

    The mystery in Maigret and the Man on the Bench does not rise to much, but readers won t care The 41st novel s main focus is the imperative to carve out a little of bit of freedom when one is bullied for years and years Louis Touret s social climbing, hectoring wife checks his wallet, hectors him for being a lowly warehouse foreman, even supervises his socks and ties But it turns out that the worm has turned, and that everything his disapproving wife, sisters in law and brothers in law think The mystery in Maigret and the Man on the Bench does not rise to much, but readers won t care The 41st novel s main focus is the imperative to carve out a little of bit of freedom when one is bullied for years and years Louis Touret s social climbing, hectoring wife checks his wallet, hectors him for being a lowly warehouse foreman, even supervises his socks and ties But it turns out that the worm has turned, and that everything his disapproving wife, sisters in law and brothers in law think they know about Touret isn t true Like Maigret, you will be secretly cheering on Touret for finding a window of freedom and happiness before his untimely end I read the novel in one sitting Highly recommended


  4. Sharon Barrow Wilfong Sharon Barrow Wilfong says:

    A man is found stabbed to death in an alleyway and it is Maigret s job to find out who the man is and why was he killed, not to mention who killed him.This takes Maigret on the usual journey of interviewing anyone who knew the man, starting with his family, then other associates and friends.What the inspector discovers is that the man was leading a double life What part of his life led to his being murdered Another fine mystery by a fine writer.


  5. Ellie Ellie says:

    A man s body is found in an alleyway He has been stabbed in the back Maigret quickly discovers the man s identity a seemingly ordinary man from an ordinary bourgeois family Why would anyone want to kill him As usual, Maigret winds his way through family, friends, and strangers on the path to truth As much fun as always.


  6. Nanosynergy Nanosynergy says:

    A man is found stabbed to death In the investigation, it is discovered his life is a web of lies and deception He has been out of work for about three years, but his wife thinks he is still working He has an income from an unknown source He wears different shoes when not with his family And apparently he spent much of his time during the day sitting on a bench.


  7. Kristen Kristen says:

    I might be entering into a Maigret obsession The books are short and formulaic, but when a formula works, it works Simenon depicts the vast, teeming life of Paris, then uses murder as the impetus to pluck a random person out of the crowds and give us a broad, but evocative peek into their life In this case, we learn about Monsieur Louis, a lowly factory foreman who has improbably created a secret life for himself in within the anonymity of the city Two details I thought were particularly ins I might be entering into a Maigret obsession The books are short and formulaic, but when a formula works, it works Simenon depicts the vast, teeming life of Paris, then uses murder as the impetus to pluck a random person out of the crowds and give us a broad, but evocative peek into their life In this case, we learn about Monsieur Louis, a lowly factory foreman who has improbably created a secret life for himself in within the anonymity of the city Two details I thought were particularly insightful 1 That Monsieur Louis chooses a mistress who shares all the worst qualities of wife and 2 That someone is either the kind of person who sits around on a bench all day doing nothing or they are not


  8. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) says:

    Though long a fan of the French TV series starring Bruno Cremer, this was my first Maigret novel OK, so yeah, I cheated and read it in English I noticed that barring a few small things, the films are faithful to the books.The translation was very good, giving a flavour of the period without sounding over the top or reading like a translation as a translator myself, I know how difficult that is A case that looks straightforward enough a man found stabbed in an alleyway proves to have unexp Though long a fan of the French TV series starring Bruno Cremer, this was my first Maigret novel OK, so yeah, I cheated and read it in English I noticed that barring a few small things, the films are faithful to the books.The translation was very good, giving a flavour of the period without sounding over the top or reading like a translation as a translator myself, I know how difficult that is A case that looks straightforward enough a man found stabbed in an alleyway proves to have unexpected twists and turns The author s love of his city comes shining through as Maigret almost wishes himself back on the beat, questioning the bench sitters who might hold clues to the mystery Simenon can t resist being rather snarky about people who move to the suburbs in his world, who would want to Such folk are immediately suspect


  9. Rhys Rhys says:

    Another fine, fast moving and atmospheric Maigret novel I don t know whatto say about it really There are 75 Maigret novels in existence and I have now read about half of them I tend to give each one three stars, apart from the occasional book that I give four, but if I could consider the entire series so far as a single unit I would give it five stars without doubt The individual novels are good but not spectacular but they gradually build up and accumulate into a greater entit Another fine, fast moving and atmospheric Maigret novel I don t know whatto say about it really There are 75 Maigret novels in existence and I have now read about half of them I tend to give each one three stars, apart from the occasional book that I give four, but if I could consider the entire series so far as a single unit I would give it five stars without doubt The individual novels are good but not spectacular but they gradually build up and accumulate into a greater entity that really is superb


  10. Donna Donna says:

    For several years when my children were growing up, my hobby was studying French As part of the effort to learn the language, I read many of Georges Simenon s 75 Maigret novels In most cases, the book begins when a murder has occurred Chief Inspector Maigret finds the perpetrator not by sniffing out physical evidence but rather by arriving at a deep understanding the victim s life and probable motive of the killer Never have I read an author better able to create rich, round, credible cha For several years when my children were growing up, my hobby was studying French As part of the effort to learn the language, I read many of Georges Simenon s 75 Maigret novels In most cases, the book begins when a murder has occurred Chief Inspector Maigret finds the perpetrator not by sniffing out physical evidence but rather by arriving at a deep understanding the victim s life and probable motive of the killer Never have I read an author better able to create rich, round, credible characters often several who are fully developed in the space of a mere 200 pages.After reading so many of his books in French, I was worried about being distracted by poorly chosen words in a translation But this edition faithfully reflects the spirit of Maigret et l homme du banc The conclusion isthan usually quirky, however perhaps that part alone may have lost a little something in the translation


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