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 - Marty Delaney - Goodreads
An incredible adrenaline fueled poetic mystery thriller. A strange mingling of Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, and Dante's Inferno. I'm not sure if you could ask for a book with more symbolism. Amazing read. Read full review
Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A NightmareUser Review - Douglas - Goodreads
Not a novel, really, but an extended series of philosophical and metaphysical arguments. It is sort of like The Screwtape Letters or The Great Divorce, but in the frame of a spy novel, with less heart ... Read full review