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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (Modern Library Classics)

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by G.K. Chesterton

In an article published the day before his death, G.K. Chesterton calledThe Man Who Was Thursday"a very melodramatic sort of moonshine." Set in a phantasmagoric London where policemen are poets and anarchists camouflage themselves as, well, anarchists, … see full wiki

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Author: G.K. Chesterton
Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Modern Library
2 reviews about The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (Modern...
review by . May 09, 2013
Nihilistic buffoonery that opens the door to truth, understanding and redemption.
Because of our own doing, evil has been given a permanent place in our world, and G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, illustrates that fact perfectly.      At the very beginning of the novel, the daylight scene of the neighborhood changes by nightfall to a reality that is mind-bending and questionable, at best: "More especially this attractive unreality fell upon it about nightfall, when the extravagant roofs were dark against the afterglow and the …
review by . March 25, 2007
Because of our own doing, evil has been given a permanent place in our world, and G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, illustrates that fact perfectly.     At the very beginning of the novel, the daylight scene of the neighborhood changes by nightfall to a reality that is mind-bending and questionable, at best: "More especially this attractive unreality fell upon it about nightfall, when the extravagant roofs were dark against the afterglow and the whole insane …
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