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.