The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
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A WILD, MAD, HILARIOUS 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. However, the reader will soon discover that it is much more than that. Carried along on the boisterous rush of the narrative by Chesterton's wonderful high-spirited style, he will soon see that he is being carried into much deeper waters than he had planned on; and the totally unforeseeable denouement will prove for the modern reader, as it has for thousands of others since 1908 when the book was first published, an inevitable and moving experience, as the investigators finally discover who Sunday is.

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For those of the Catholic faith who enjoy reading the Catholic classics and wonderful Catholic books that are hard to find in other places, you'll find yourself enthusiastic with Catholic Way Publishing, who exist to supply you with these glorious works. For those who have found the world of electronic book reading, you'll be pleased to see these same works available as Catholic e-books. Catholic Way Publishing offer reading for the most discriminating Catholic mind, young and old alike.
Published March 30, 2004 by 170 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Travel. Non-fiction

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... A review of The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton. Anarchists, poets,
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It is a book full of wise and wonderful observations and paradoxes, firmly on the side of Life, the real life of real humans, and savagely against inhuman – and godless – Ideas.

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