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The Man Who Knew Too Much - Community Reviews back

by G.K. Chesterton
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20102011, mystery-thriller, published-1922 Read on December 10, 2010 No to self - is this the basis for the Hitchcock film?
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it 5 years ago
G.K. Chesterton is an author who simply must be read by anyone fascinated by quality detective literature. Or literature in general for that matter. His insights into human nature, particular regarding morality, psychology and the soul or heart are profound. At the same time the mixture of wit, sarc...
Books, You Guys!
Books, You Guys! rated it 5 years ago
This book was the best kind of surprise. I was expecting a much more straightforward detective novel, so I was initially thrown by the format and tone. But once I adjusted my expectations I had a great time!The stories themselves are uneven in quality and start to feel formulaic after you've been th...
Sesana
Sesana rated it 6 years ago
Mixed feelings. On one hand, Chesterton's prose is often lovely (this is the first I've read from him) and a few of the mysteries are quite engaging. On the other hand, his detective character, Fisher, wasn't engaging for me, and I got tired of the collection's gimmick quickly: murders are intention...
LeahSL
LeahSL rated it 6 years ago
He knows what's going on. It's lighthearted and serious at the same time.
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 6 years ago
Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for mysteries that relied too much on understanding politics that would have been obvious to someone in Chesterton's era but were not explicated in the text ... or for mysteries that rely on clues never presented.Whatever the reason, I found myself disappointed in thi...
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it 7 years ago
The Man Who Knew Too Much **by GK Chesterton“The Man Who Knew Too Much” is a very odd book for Chesterton in that it is not very good. Of course it is well written; I think it was impossible for him to have written badly, but the stories themselves lack the cleverness and charm that make Fr. Brown ...
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