The Snow Was Dirty by Georges Simenon

The Snow Was Dirty

Georges Simenon with Howard Curtis (Translator)

304 pages first pub 1948 (editions)

fiction crime dark reflective slow-paced
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"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." --The GuardianIn this brilliant new translatio...

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dark 100%
tense 66%
sad 55%
challenging 44%
emotional 33%
reflective 22%
mysterious 11%


medium 55%
slow 33%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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