The Man Who Was Thursday
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The Man Who Was Thursday
G. K. Chesterton
Mystery & Suspense
Jul 31, 2018
Although no single volume sums up the pleasures of reading G. K. Chesterton, the inquisitive reader might well begin with The Man Who Was Thursday, one of several works in a vein of speculative fiction that Chesterton plied with idiosyncratic ingenuity. A plot that begins with a discussion of freedom versus discipline in poetry is soon set spinning into a nightmarish realm in which anarchists bent on destroying the world and undercover agents allied against them infiltrate each other’s plans, purposes, and sense of reality. It’s a surreal and ebullient fantasia on the mutability of evil and the focused, if hidden, power of good faith—and it’s great fun.
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This book builds to a surprising and beautiful conclusion. I’m simply pleased to see anything by G.K. Chesterton in the list. Bravo!
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Suspenseful and entertaining. And short.
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Utterly fantastical and yet so real.
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