Georges Simenon The Man Who Watched Trains Go By

Too simple to call it a Noir

An ordinary man suddenly becomes the master of his own existence. But his normality, like every other, is an illusion: a mechanism that turns him into an individual capable of anything, as soon as it jams. He leaves his routine life, cuts his ties with everyday life and enters a par-allel world of which he was unaware, a world made up of delinquency, abuse and gimmicks.
This is a masterfully written Noir, a fresco which, as we delve into the story, becomes clear and resplendent. The prototype of how the psychological profile of each narrated character should be: flawless.

Translation by Silvia Accorrà (edited by Ester Tossi)

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Giorgio Olivari
Giorgio Olivari was born in Brescia in the last century. He has been a professional in the field of industrial design for more than thirty years. After the first forty years as a reader he discovered writing by chance: a life’s joke. His forever partner enrolls him in a creative writing course: maybe for fun, more likely to get rid of him. A spark that, once lit, does not go out but becomes a narrative, stories, thoughts; some of which published by BESA in “Pretesti Sensibili - Sensitive Excuses” (2008). His first collection of short stories, “Futili Emotivi- Futile Emotions”, was published by Carta & Penna Editore in 2010. His passion for literature led him to “infect” other readers by coordinating reading groups: “Arcobaleno” in Paderno Franciacorta, “Chiare Lettere” in Nave. He actively collaborates with the literary magazine Inkroci with reviews and stories.