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The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
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Jan 04, 2008

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When I was a student I tracked down G.K. Chesterton's biography of Saint Francis and read it in the basement of Holland Library. I didn't like it, mainly because I felt he dealt with the mystic in a frank and rough manner. So this book, which is wholly mystical and nonsensical, took me by complete surprise. The story begins with the infiltration of a group of anarchists, named for the days of the week, by a detective. It ends with a masked dance in a garden. The writing is very funny and clever, making it a very endearing and enjoyable book.

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message 1: by Mr.G (new)

Mr.G I loved this book. It really gave me an intriguing way to think about the whole way that God constantly redeems evil for good. I keep going back to it.

message 2: by Brian (new)

Brian Holland in the one at the Claremont Colleges? I also read it there. Well, perused.

They also must have changed the layout of everything, because I believe it was somewhere on the third thru fifth floors or so.

message 3: by Brian (new)

Brian By "Holland" I of course meant "Honnold". Yes, I did go to school there, or so I like to think...

Megan No, Holland Library at WSU where I went to college.

Megan Sadly I've never been allowed in a Claremont College library.

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