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 - Danny Daley - Goodreads
Chesterton was a wonderful thinker and writer, and this crime novel is often considered a masterpiece, but I must admit, I missed the appeal. It's not really a bad novel by any means. Especially in ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A NightmareUser Review - Ea Solinas - Goodreads
For a book that is this short, "The Man Who Was Thursday" is pretty packed. GK Chesterton's classic novella tackles anarchy, social order, God, peace, war, religion, human nature, and a few dozen ... Read full review