Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Man Who Was Thursday

G. K. Chesterton died on this day 71 years ago. One of his books and a favorite novel of mine is his delightful fantasy, The Man Who Was Thursday. More than a romance set in the streets of London, subtitle A Nightmare, it is in part a meditation on the meaning of anarchism. The chase scene at the close is "worth the price of admission", as they sometimes say, and the book is unique in many other ways. Chesterton knew how to spin a good tale and set your head spinning at the same time.

The Man Who Was Thursday, G. K. Chesterton. Sheed and Ward, Inc. New York, 1975.

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