The Innocence of Father Brown
Publish date: March 1st 2004
Publisher: Wildside Press
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
oh my, Father Brown is even better than Hercule Poirot! ha ha Really enjoyed it. He finds the truth in a crime with such brilliancy that you got fascinated from the first page. That’s why, I take it, it's listed at the top of whodunits.
Okay, have actually (hate the phrase, but...) laughed out loud already and only a short way in. Marvelous way with a phrase, but then he's known for that in his theological writings so I guess it carries over nicely to his fiction.How can you not enjoy this sort of character description:"The little...
GK Chesterton is one of my favorite authors. He was possessed of a huge intellect, immense jollity, a flair for the fantastic, and a profoundly childlike sense of wonder, all combined with a genuine love of words. Words were his toys. Reading his books, it is easy to see how much he enjoyed playi...
"The Eye of Apollo" A weird mixture of the type of mystery you'd expect from Inspector Lewis and an Ayn Rand-type tone in the beginning.
After finishing the first story in this book, I had high hopes that, like Maurice Leblanc's Arsene Lupin, Chesterton's Father Brown would be another wonderful Project Gutenberg find for me. I enjoyed the reveal at the end of the first story, when Father Brown proved himself to be less naive then he ...