Friday, July 20, 2012
Friday's Forgotten Books, literally...
It's Inspector Maigret Day over at Patti Abbott's blog, PATTINASE. (Actually, it's Georges Simenon Day, but to me that means Maigret, though I realize now that Simenon wrote a lot of other good stuff too.) I decided not to write about the commisairre of the Paris Brigade Criminelle made famous by his creator, the very prolific, Georges Simenon, simply because I couldn't remember the why or the how or the what of the books I'd read and loved years ago.
I was introduced to Maigret in MAIGRET'S CHRISTMAS, an anthology of 9 Maigret short stories not to be missed. (That much I do remember.) Then I read MAIGRET AND THE MADWOMAN, MAIGRET AND THE WINE MERCHANT and MAIGRET SETS A TRAP.
But here's the thing, I can't really say much about them except, I know I loved these stories set in Paris and I was very much taken with Maigret and his indefatigable wife.
Other than that, my memory refuses to cooperate. And short of re-reading everything and taking copious notes- something I might do one of these days - I simply demurred.
But don't you forget to check in at Patti's and see what other bloggers with better memories are saying about Maigret and his creator.
Posted by Yvette at 12:07 PM