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Kees Popinga, is a man who is reliable and responsible. He takes care of his family and works sincerely. One day, he discovers that his boos are bankrupt and his life, which he tended to so carefully, is in shambles. He had watched the trains go by through his city, and for the first time he takes a train out of the city and before the night is done, he has committed his first murder.
What makes this book stand out?
The book is a classic piece of writing, which has endured the test of time. A must read. This book falls among the top books on the list of Georges Simenon best sellers.
Read it for
The story takes you through a man’s life, the life he carefully creates and in a blink of an eye, everything is done and ruined. The emotional trauma he goes through has been well documented in this book.
Don't read it for
The book is sort of a journey of the degrading mind of a responsible man. Do humans really break so easily?