G.K. Chesterton: The Man Who Was Thursday – Review

A spectacular and bizarre whirlwind of a detective novel. Surreal and dreamlike, almost Kafkaesque, tied together by an introduction and conclusion of truly insightful and poetic philosophical prose. G. K. Chesterton is a thinker and writer of the highest caliber, and the fact that this was published in 1908 makes this book even more impressive. Way ahead of it’s time. I’d recommend anyone who thinks this sounds interesting to avoid reading much more in the way of reviews or descriptions about the book because in this case I think going in blind is by far the best option. Expect nothing and you will gain a lot. I may come back and write a long form review review once I’ve had some time to let the dust settle in my mind…

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