RARA-AVIS: Re: RE : Simenon and his though novels, plus Isaac Babel

From: Tapani Bagge ( tapani.bagge@armas.fi)
Date: 25 Sep 2007

I've read some 20 of these, all that's been translated into Finnish, and I haven't found a bad one yet. My favorites are roughly the same as Etienne's but I also liked a lot The petit homme d'Arkhangelsk, not sure what that's called in English. It's very noir and a bit similar to The Man Who Watched The Trains Go By.

I don't remember who recommended here Isaac Babel, but thanks anyway. I'm now reading his short stories, and I don't think I've read anything so good for a long time. Including Cormac McCarthy.

Tapani Bagge

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