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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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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
It was quite ironic that as I was reading this book I noticed that a friend of mine was regularly updating his Facebook status with quotes from G.K. Chesterton. Mind you, they weren't any old quotes, they were no doubt quotes that particularly struck him. It is a real shame that he isn't on Goodread...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
This is one of those books that has so much in it that it is literally impossible to cover in a single review. Okay, I probably could do it but the review would be incredibly long and I would probably end up repeating everything Chesterton said in the book, but then again a lot of my reviews end up ...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 2 years ago
I'm a sucker for alliteration. I once wrote flack for a community theater group and would get the paper to print my offerings under such headlines as "Strong Singers Staged Stunningly", and so forth. So naturally, I couldn't pass up this book. For some reason, I had problems getting into it, but aft...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
This one took a bit longer than I expected to finish. Like any collection of stories, some were hits, some were misses and some were out of the park great. With authors like G.K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens, and Edith Wharton, it was at least weighted towards being better than average. The stori...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
I picked up this Folio Society book earlier this year at a used book shop and have been saving it for the Christmas Season. Last night I read The Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) right before I went to bed, giving me extra points in the Stupid Things to Do category. This short but undeni...
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