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Dorothy W.

This sounds like a whole lot of fun -- it's not the kind of thing I usually read, which is an excellent reason to think about giving it a try!

Danielle

Dorothy--If you are not a mystery fan, this might be a good one to try as it is not a typical mystery. The writing is also really excellent as well. It seems I read a review somewhere of the audio book, which I think is read by Timothy Dalton, so that might be an idea, too.

Danielle

Oh-and the reviewer was pleased with the way Dalton read the story by the way!

jenclair

Mary (at MarysLibrary)liked this one as well. You both make it sound appealing.

Literary Feline

I always enjoy reading your reviews, Danielle. You have a great way with words.

My husband can be a picky reader at times, especially when it comes to mysteries. This one just might be up his alley (and mine--mystery lover that I am).

Victoria

I'm not much of a reader of crime fiction (more a question of time than anything else...how to fit yet more books in?), but this sounds very intriguing and I like Banville's style.

One for the wishlist when it comes out in paper back methinks.

iliana

Wow, Simenon was quite the prolific writer wasn't he? I actually looked for some of his novels before my trip to Belgium last year and couldn't find any. Now I want to read him and this one too of course!

Danielle

Jenclair--So far I have read pretty favorable reviews of the book. I know you read mysteries, and though it is not a traditional mystery really, you might like it.
Literary Feline--Let me know what you both think if you give it a try!
Victoria--I totally understand about the time thing. I usually read lots of mysteries, but lately I haven't been able to squeeze them in. This is definitely well written and well plotted though!
Iliana--Simenon did write quite a lot--he wrote the Maigret mysteries, which I get the feeling were sort of pulp-ish, but he also wrote some more hard-boiled novels, which I think were actually Banville's inspiration. I do want to read Simenon, too. Someone else recommeded him before I even read Christine Falls! I'll have to see what the little mystery bookstore has in stock!

Dorothy W.

This sounds like it would be perfect to listen to -- thanks for the suggestion!

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