The Man Who Was Thursday (Google eBook)

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Arc Manor LLC, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 148 pages
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A WILD AND PROFOUNDLY MOVING TALE *** It is very difficult to classify THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY. It is possible to say that it is a gripping adventure story of murderous criminals and brilliant policemen; but it was to be expected that the author of the Father Brown stories should tell a detective story like no-one else. On this level, therefore, THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY succeeds superbly; if nothing else, it is a magnificent tour-de-force of suspense-writing.
  

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I loved Chesterton's prose. - Goodreads
Strong start, weak ending. - Goodreads
Very interesting read by a fantastic writer. - Goodreads
Sketching out the plot would be a useless affair. - Goodreads
This book is a great introduction to Chesterton. - Goodreads
It is optimism couched in pessimistic premise. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tyson Janney - Goodreads

The beautiful ending of this book makes it. After a certain event happens a second time, the gist of the book becomes apparent pretty quickly. The theology is, in many respects, watered down compared ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

Don't like where he went with it at the end--seemed like a big waste to turn nonstop action into weird otherworldly philosophy that barely seemed to understand itself--but the story was so much fun I'll have to record my 4.5 as a 5. Read full review

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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