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 - Melvyn Foo - Goodreads
It's an intriguing book. Chesterton's mastery of language presents itself throughout the book; but his characters' lack of depth and the plot's ludicrousness made it a trying read. Lucky it was thin ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A NightmareUser Review - Omaid ibn Naimet - Goodreads
Uptil the climax I had thought of this book to probably be among my 'most superb reads'. The whole idea of anarchists, poets, detectives, and the philosophical dialogues in the novel was intriguing ... Read full review