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by Georges Simenon

  • Author: Georges Simenon
  • ISBN: 0140471154
  • ISBN13: 978-0140471151
  • ePub: 1362 kb | FB2: 1970 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; n.e. edition (December 1977)
  • Pages: 122
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 845
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Listen to books in audio format. Georges Simenon's matchless novel is a brutal, compelling portrayal of a world without pity; a devastating journey through a psychological no-man's land. Among the best novels of the twentieth century' New Yorker'An astonishing work' John Banville'So noir it makes Raymond Chandler look beige' Independent.

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Georges Simenon was born in Liège on Feb. 13, 1903. An able pupil, he was determined to become a writer at the age of 11 and left school 4 years later. Simenon is above all a storyteller; his readers are immediately gripped by their desire to know "what happens next" and by the compelling atmosphere. An astonishing range of characters move through Simenon's world; he said, "Some people collect stamps; I collect human beings.

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The Disappearance of Odile

The Disappearance of Odile. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Georges Simenon, better known as the creator of the famous detective, Jules Malgret, was a Belgian writer who has published over 200 novels and many other short works making him one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century. Simenon was born on 13 February, 1903 at the provincial town of Liege in Belgium. Born to Desire Simenon and Henriette Simenon, George’s birth date was changed to 12 February owing to the superstition of number 13 being an unlucky number.

Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (French: ; 13 February 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a Belgian writer. A prolific author who published nearly 500 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret. Simenon was born at 26 rue Léopold (now number 24) in Liège to Désiré Simenon and his wife Henriette.

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Used copy in good condition. Sad story but told well . I love this author's books. I will continue to look for copies of books from this author. Book came quickly and in the condition stated
The Disappearance of Odile was first published in 1971 as La Disparation d'Odile: it was translated into English by Lyn Moir. It is an unusual book for Simenon. He tries to get into the mind of a young girl in her 20s who is contemplating suicide, and shows her as regaining her love of life through an attraction for a young man who saves her life. If that sounds like magazine fiction of a sentimental variety, well, it is. Simenon is not too convincing in giving the state of mind of Odile, nor her change of attitude. The story takes on a poignant tone if you know that five years after the book's publication Simenon's daughter Marie-Jo would attempt suicide, and two years after that, succeed. However the book may have drawn on elements from Simenon's family life, as a novel, and understandable so, it is pretty much a failure. Simenon cannot effectively imagine Odile's despair, as he does so brilliantly so often in other works. The book begins well. Bob, Odile's brother, sets off to Paris to look for his sister when she disappears from her home in Lausanne (she has been ignored by her father, who is too busy prolifically producing popular history: more autobiographical references here). The search narrative has the compulsive quality of a detective story. However, half way through the tale Simenon switches point of view, and Odile's depiction I found facile, and sentimental, and so too her change of attitude. The book is of interest more as autobiography for those interested in Simenon's life than as a finished work of fiction.
Slowly writer
This novel is one of Simenon's short psychological novels, and probably the most interesting of those I have read so far. If you know a bit about Simenon's life, it is difficult not to read autobiography into the text. Which probably isn't fair. Odile is the depressed disaffected daughter of a great writer who goes to Paris to kill herself. The book is written from the point of view of her brother, who goes looking for her to save her life. (Simenon's daughter Mary-Jo killed herself in 1978.) I found it a very affecting book. Affecting and effective-- simple, moving and unpretentious. Simenon as the writer I love so much from the Maigret novels, but which I've often found missing in his psychological works.
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