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The Man Who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton
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Feb 28, 2011

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bookshelves: kindle, short-stories, read-2011, fiction
Read from February 28 to March 23, 2011 — I own a copy

Short stories by GK Chesterton, better-known for his 'Father Brown' mysteries. In these tales, the sleuth is Horne Fisher, a young man who solves problems because he 'knows too much'. He understands psychology and spots details that are missed by others - and there are some interesting stories, with rather a philosophical twist here and there. Unfortunately, they became increasingly political towards the end, with some rather nasty violent images, and a thoroughly miserable ending. I'm glad I read the free Kindle edition; worth reading once, but I doubt if I'll do so again.

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