The Blue Room

In the blue room, nothing was real. Or rather, its reality was of a different nature, incomprehensible anywhere else. He had tried to explain this to the psychiatrist, and at the time Bigot had seemed to understand, but a bit later, ...

The Blue Room

A new translation of Simenon's gripping novel about lives transformed by deceit and the destructive power of lust. It was all real: himself, the room, Andrée still lying on the ravaged bed. For Tony and Andrée, there are no rules when they meet in the blue room at the Hôtel des Voyageurs. Their adulterous affair is intoxicating, passionate - and dangerous. Soon it turns into a nightmare from which there can be no escape. Simenon's stylish and sensual psychological thriller weaves a story of cruelty, reckless lust and relentless guilt. 'A wondrous achievement, brief, inexorable, pared to, and agonisingly close to, the bone, and utterly compelling; in short, a true and luminous work of art.' John Banville 'A double crime, a dark provincial scandal, and a dreadful sort of triumph . . . presented with shattering power' San Francisco Chronicle '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' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

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The Blue Room
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: David Hare
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

The Tony Award–winning playwright and screenwriter delivers “a witty, contemporary reworking of Arthur Schnitzler’s nineteenth-century shocker La Ronde” (The Mail on Sunday, four stars). Arthur Schnitzler described Reigen, his loose series of sexual sketches, as “completely unprintable,” and indeed, its premiere in 1921 spurred an obscenity suit. It was only
The Blue Room
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Hanne Ørstavik
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-15 - Publisher: Peirene Press

A novel about a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine. Johanne is a young woman in her twenties who lives with her mother. When she falls in love with Ivar, she finally feels ready to leave home. The couple plan a trip to America. But the
The Blue Room
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Georges Simenon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-01 - Publisher: Penguin UK

A new translation of Simenon's gripping novel about lives transformed by deceit and the destructive power of lust. It was all real: himself, the room, Andrée still lying on the ravaged bed. For Tony and Andrée, there are no rules when they meet in the blue room at the Hôtel
Dream of the Blue Room
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Michelle Richmond
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-16 - Publisher: Bantam

Jenny and Amanda Ruth were best friends in a small Alabama town until eighteen-years-old Amanda Ruth was murdered. Now, fourteen years later, Jenny has traveled with her husband to China to scatter Amanda Ruth’s ashes and finally fulfill her friend’s dream of visiting her Chinese father’s homeland. It’s also, Jenny
A Study Guide for David Hare's
Language: en
Pages: 23
Authors: Gale, Cengage Learning
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for David Hare's "The Blue Room," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your