Sunday, December 30, 2018

An awful inevitability …

… The Krull House by Georges Simenon review – a dark masterpiece | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

And then there are the romans durs, as Simenon called them, the “hard novels”, Maigret-less, bleak, unheimlich meditations on the folly and essential pettiness of human beings, whose strongest driving force, in Simenon’s estimation, is boredom, and the fear of being bored.

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