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G.K. Chesterton
G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a prolific English journalist and author best known for his mystery series featuring the priest-detective Father Brown and for the metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday. Baptized into the Church of England, Chesterton underwent a crisis of faith as a... show more



G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a prolific English journalist and author best known for his mystery series featuring the priest-detective Father Brown and for the metaphysical thriller The Man Who Was Thursday. Baptized into the Church of England, Chesterton underwent a crisis of faith as a young man and became fascinated with the occult. He eventually converted to Roman Catholicism and published some of Christianity's most influential apologetics, including Heretics and Orthodoxy.

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Birth date: May 29, 1874
Died: June 14, 1936
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 3 months ago
The description calls this book a thriller. I didn't get thriller from the story. Then again, I am not sure I even GOT the story. It seemed like a giant metaphor. The guys were named after the days of the week. Sunday was basically the men of all men though. Thursday, our protagonist. also known as ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
Not much of a review but I wanted to jot down a few notes on this book: This is a short read. The book has a mere 204 pages. And yet, it took me what I perceived as an eternity to finish the book because: 1. The writing drove me nuts: In an earlier discussion with TA, I referred the style of w...
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it 2 years ago
This is a hard book to review, because its very nature means that it will have certain unavoidable imperfections. By passing the manuscript around to have chapters added instead of collaborating on a complete piece, it's impossible to predict where the plot will go. Of course, that also makes it i...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
What an interesting and fun experiment this must have been for the members of the Detection Club to write a mystery - in full compliance with club rules - where one author built on the previous chapters but without having a collective idea about what the plot should be. As much as I loved seeing ...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 2 years ago
This collaborative mystery is not to be taken seriously. While I got quite a kick out of it, it's a good thing that the members of The Detection Club didn't really make a habit of this - there are a total of three of these collaborative mysteries, each with a different spin. At the end of the day,...
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