Simenon by Pierre Assouline
A Biography

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



An enthralling biography of a man whose life was the stuff of fiction. Numbering more than 400 in all, including the beloved Inspector Maigret stories, Georges Simenon's novels have been translated into 50 languages, with sales exceeding 500 million worldwide. Now, drawing on unprecedented access to Simenon's papers, family and friends, Pierre Assouline gives readers the utterly absorbing story of this tormented and egomaniacal genius of literary mass production. 16-page photo insert.

About Pierre Assouline

See more books from this Author
Published January 1, 1997 by Knopf. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Simenon

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The legendary and extraordinarily prolific Belgian novelist Georges Simenon is profiled in a detailed but surprisingly dry biography.

| Read Full Review of Simenon: A Biography

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

One minor flaw: coy references to the horrible secret which drives Simenon's daughter Marie-Jo into deep depression seem inappropriate in a book that candidly examines the most unusual arrangements chez la famille Simenon.

| Read Full Review of Simenon: A Biography

Rate this book!

Add Review