A WILD, MAD, HILARIOUS AND PROFOUNDLY MOVING TALE . . .
THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY
by G. K. Chesterton
author of the Father Brown stories
It is very difficult to classify THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY. It is
possible to say that it is a gripping adventure story of murderous
criminals and brilliant policemen; but it was to be expected that
the author of the Father Brown stories should tell a detective story
like no-one else. On this level, therefore, THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY
succeeds superbly; if nothing else, it is a magnificent tour-de-force
of suspense writing.
However, the reader will soon discover that it is much more than that.
Carried along on the boisterous rush of the narrative by Chesterton's
wonderful high-spirited style, he will soon see that he is being carried
into much deeper waters than he had planned on; and the totally
unforeseeable denouement will prove for the modern reader, as it has for
thousands of others since 1908 when the book was first published, an
inevitable and moving experience, as the investigators finally discover
who Sunday is.
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