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The President (Neversink) Paperback – November 8, 2011
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—Life magazine (1958)
“Since most Simenon characters are driven and obsessive, their actions are outside the constraints of ordinary life and, as such, are of striking ethical and psychological interest... Simenon has often been compared to Dostoyevsky...”
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'A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal' P.D. James
'My readings? I read Tout Simenon, and when I'm done, I start all over again' Claude Chabrol
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Loosely based on the latter years of Georges Clemenceau ("Le Tigre") George Simenon's "The President" is one more reason why I will pick up and read a book by Simenon anywhere I can find it. Perhaps best known for his Inspector Maigret stories such as The Hotel Majestic (Penguin Mysteries), I think his finest work can be found in what he called his "romans durs" or hard stories such as ...Read more ›
Written in 1957, before France finally became a stable political entity in 1959 under Charles de Gaulle, this is a compelling novel about French politics, rule by coalition, role of the press and blackmail. It is also a fine character study of a man without compromise, assuming full personal responsibility again and again, ready to do whatever is necessary to prevent France from sliding into chaos. Stunning finish. One question: why this title? After all, a job he cherished, but never attained. Great read, great author.
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I was very good descrtion of the life of an importan politician.
I like it.
I've enjoyed all of Simenon's non-Maigret novels. He has a way of capturing the personality of his characters and releasing it throughout the novel. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by G. Goldstein
As with this other book "The train", this story weaves its tapestry around thoughts, musings, fears, & other emotions blended around the goings-on of a regular life of an old man,... Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer