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 - tout - Goodreads
It's difficult to describe much about the outline and development of this book without ruining a reading for others. It's the most playfully British books I've read. A couple central themes remain ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Was ThursdayUser Review - Katharine - Goodreads
I had no clue Chesterton could be so comedic! Buried within the absurdity and philosophy is a quite amusing book. Somehow I felt stretched each time I read a chapter....it's difficult to explain ... Read full review