A Labor Day Trip with Georges Simenon
New York Review Books would like to wish you a Labor Day unlike Steve Hogan’s.
Red Lights, one of the prolific Simenon’s nearly two hundred novels, is remarkable for its flawless American flavor. It combines the distinctive ingredients of the romans durs—chilling clarity, a strange departure from normal life, and a moment of rapture that will ensure the plot’s downfall—with the sensory detail of the American public holiday.
Simenon’s thriller, heralded by New York Magazine as “a truly chilling road trip novel,” was also named by Men’s Journal as one of the “15 Best Thrillers Ever Written.” Red Lights is a gripping read with an extra shot of spine-chill this September 6; we dare you to read it.
For a limited time, NYRB Classics is offering Red Lights and all Simenon titles in the series for 25% off.
August 31, 2010, 10:22 a.m.