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 - John - Goodreads
Chesterton wielded the pen as Nelson deployed the Navy and Churchill led the Government, and more recently as Beckham bended the football - magnificently! You can tell as you read this prose that you are witnessing the efforts of someone several cuts above the rest. Read full review
Review: The Man Who Was ThursdayUser Review - Simona Petrescu - Goodreads
If anyone claims that a book is bad or good simply on account of its subject matter, have them read this one. From the plot descriptions you might expect a John Grisham type of thriller. All action ... Read full review