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Manalive by G.K. Chesterton
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Feb 14, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: mysteries, conversation-makers
Read from January 24 to February 14, 2012

I want to live in the world of G. K. Chesterton stories, where everyone sits around in awkward predicaments discussing the human condition. In Manalive, we get to talk about morality and mortality--when is a thief, a bigamist, a murderer, and a deserter of wives none of those things and yet all? In a G. K. Chesterton book, that's where. There's also this giddy delight in being a man, alive, with two legs, which is a pretty good thing to be, all things considered. If the last chapter is a little less awesome, it's only in comparison to the rest of the book.
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