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The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
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Apr 13, 2008

really liked it
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Kingsley Amis tells us it is "not quite a political bad dream, nor a metaphysical thriller, nor a cosmic joke in the form of a spy novel, but it has something of all three". However you describe it, it's hilarious. It gives "The Third Policeman" a run for its money, both for how funny it is, as well as the unabashed goofiness of its central conceit.

Read it in one sitting. Then read it again.

Scuttling off to look for more Chesterton .....
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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily I loved it, too. Amis's description is very apt. Did you find Father Brown when you "scuttled off?" He's also great fun.

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