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The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton
The Man Who Was Thursday
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Perhaps best known to the general public as creator of the "Father Brown" detective stories, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was especially renowned for his wit, rhetorical brilliance and talent for ingenious and revealing paradox. Those qualities are richly brilliant in the present volume, a... show more
Perhaps best known to the general public as creator of the "Father Brown" detective stories, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was especially renowned for his wit, rhetorical brilliance and talent for ingenious and revealing paradox. Those qualities are richly brilliant in the present volume, a hilarious, fast-paced tale about a club of anarchists in turn-of-the-century London. The story begins when Gabriel Syme, a poet and member of a special group of philosophical policemen, attends a secret meeting of anarchists, whose leaders are named for the days of the week, and all of whom are sworn to destroy the world. Their chief is the mysterious Sunday - huge, boisterous, full of vitality, a wild personage who may be a Chestertonian vision of God or nature or both. When Syme, actually an undercover detective, is unexpectedly elected to fill a vacancy on the anarchists' Central Council, the plot takes the first of many surprising twists and turns.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781853262364 (1853262366)
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
Pages no: 145
Edition language: English
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Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.5 ?!?!?
I really enjoyed this, but couldn't begin to explain it. It's sort of like an appealing but absurd poem with religious and philosophical undertones.
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
3.0 The Man Who Was Thursday
Some 20 years ago, I went to a "Haunted Trail" on Halloween. This was a thing I used to do on Halloween, and I went with a few friends of mine, as I usually did. It was fun and frightening and enticing, as a good haunted trail should be, but then, at the end of said trail, we were treated to a ten...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Man Who Was Thursday
Slacktivist, aka Fred Clark said I should read this, and so I have. Were I able to give this +s and -s, I'd rate it 4*-, which means it was a pretty good book. Some of my problems with it might be that I didn't understand its deeper meanings. It's likely allegorical or symbolic or something. The sto...
Proctosophy
Proctosophy rated it
3.5 The Man Who Was Thursday review
This review will be kind of a complaint. I've wanted to read Chesterton for awhile, being interested in his Catholicism and in his reputed brilliance. Brilliant he certainly is, and the start of this book really grabbed me, opening like the kind of breakneck-paced adventure novel that Jules Verne m...
Book Ramblings
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4.0 The Man Who Was Thursday
I finished this book on Thursday September 26, 2013. Coincidence? Fortuitous? Ironic? Or just plain irrelevant?I went into this book without any inkling of what it is about . All I know is that it is by [a:G.K. Chesterton|7014283|G.K. Chesterton|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/136586064...
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