The Innocence of Father Brown
Publish date: March 1st 2004
Publisher: Wildside Press
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
When I read this, in August, 2011, I wasn't much keeping track of things (it's November 2018 when I'm trying to remember this stuff). This was a book of short stories about a Roman Catholic priest in England. He solved crimes in his spare time...or something. My recollection was that it was ok, but ...
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.