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 - Tomas - Goodreads
Possible the best initial two chapters of any book I've read. Wonderful combination of light hearted poetic language with intriguing plot. Unfortunately it went downhill quickly after that. 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