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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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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 9 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 ...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 1 year 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,...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 year ago
Well, this was a reread for me and I said I was going to "tag along" with MR's, BT's and Lillelara's buddy read -- turns out I ended up whizzing through it because I liked it so much better this time around than when I first read it. In part, this is doubtlessly due to David Timson's audio narrati...
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