The Blue Room by Georges Simenon

This novel delves into the complexities of human emotions and the consequences of illicit love affairs. Set in a small French town, it tells the story of a man who becomes embroiled in a passionate affair with a woman, not his wife. Their secret meetings in the titular "blue room" at a local inn lead to unforeseen tragedy and a subsequent investigation that unravels their lives. The narrative explores themes of guilt, betrayal, and the destructive power of secrets, as the protagonist is forced to confront the consequences of his actions in a society that is unforgiving of moral transgressions. Through a series of flashbacks and courtroom testimonies, the story reveals the dark undercurrents of seemingly ordinary lives, showcasing the author's skill in psychological depth and suspense.

The 4169th greatest book of all time


Published
1964
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
156-190
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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