Chris Krycho's Reviews > The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 06: The Napoleon of Notting Hill; The Man Who Was Thursday, The Club of Queer Trades

The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 06 by G.K. Chesterton
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Apr 22, 12

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Read from April 03 to 22, 2012, read count: 1

Delightful, through and through. Chesterton's writing is sharp and witty and funny; his grasp of humanity profound; his love of life effervescent. The ending to The Man Who Was Thursday was not at all what I expected (despite being almost exactly what I expected); The Napoleon of Notting Hill was perfect; The Club of Queer Trades pure fun; and the only sorrow in The Ball and the Cross was that this was the incomplete version. Very, very good.

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Reading Progress

04/03/2012 page 230
38.0% "The Club of Queer Trades was really excellent. Looking forward to The Napoleon of Notting Hill. (And this should count as four books toward the challenge. Heh.)"
04/05/2012 page 254
42.0% "The Napoleon of Notting Hill is fascinating, and couldn't be more different from The Club of Queer Trades."
04/20/2012 page 440
73.0% "The Ball and the Cross is good, but different from the first two books in the volume."
04/21/2012 page 468
78.0% "Hoping to finish this tomorrow afternoon!"
04/22/2012 page 515
86.0% "LOVING The Man Who Was Thursday so far."
04/22/2012 page 567
95.0% "Almost there. The Man Who Was Thursday is fun, though the creeping sense of inevitability is rising."
04/22/2012 page 567
95.0% "Almost there. The Man Who Was Thursday is fun, though the creeping sense of inevitability is rising."
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