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 Thursday: A NightmareUser Review - Ari - Goodreads
It starts as an adventure/secret agent novel. It ends as an allegory. It's an abrupt transformation only made possible by Chesterton's break-neck pacing, confident narration, and roughly-dawn ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A NightmareUser Review - EJ - Goodreads
This is the single most bewildering novel I have ever read. Thought it was gonna be some spooky metaphysical conspiracy thriller book then the storyline became increasingly bizarre and concluded with ... Read full review