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Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday: A NightmareThe Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


This is an odd allegory about order and anarchy, good and evil, and human nature. Police infiltrate a council of English anarchists, leading to a series of chases, disguised enemies, and plot twists. The conversations are often full of comedic puns and wordplay, but are also packed with philosophical statements. I’d need to read it again to fully grasp the symbolism. There are a few hints at its Christian undertones from the beginning, but they really surface at the end.

I listened to the free LibriVox audiobook.



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