The Man Who Was Thursday
First published in 1908, The Man Who Was Thursday is often described as a metaphysical thriller, but it goes much deeper than that, as the anarchists are not only in a rebellion with the government, but often with God as well. Set in turn of the century London, Gabriel Syme is part of a secret task force at Scotland Yard, sent undercover to investigate the anarchists. He infiltrates the anarchist's world, meeting an openly anarchist poet, Lucian Gregory, at a party. This meeting sets off a sequence of nightmarish events that will keep you glued to every gripping page of The Man Who Was Thursday.
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Review: The Man Who Was ThursdayUser Review - Kathleen Basi - Goodreads
A rather absurd situation with an ending I found interesting if cryptic. More like an extended fable than a novel. I had trouble losing myself in it, as much as I wanted to love it because it was by Chesterton. Read full review
Review: The Man Who Was ThursdayUser Review - J. Boo - Goodreads
Hard to classify! Mainly an adventure novel, but with surreal satirical Christian apologetic allegory mixed in. The ending seems to confuse a lot of reviewers, who missed the build-up and perhaps don ... Read full review