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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,024 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: G. K. Chesterton Narrator: Simon Vanc Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is quite possibly Chesterton's most famous novel. All that G. K. Chesterton's critics labeled him- devotional, impious, confounding, intelligent, humorous, bombastic - he wove into The Man Who Was Thursday. This page-turner sends characters bobbing around a delightfully confusing plot of mythic proportions.

The story begins when two poets meet. Gabriel Syme is a poet of law. Lucian Gregory is a poetic anarchist. As the poets protest their respective philosophies, they strike a challenge. In the ruckus that ensues, the Central European Council of Anarchists elects Syme to the post of Thursday, one of their seven chief council positions. Undercover. On the run, Syme meets with Sunday, the head of the council, a man so outrageously mysterious that his antics confound both the law-abiding and the anarchist.

Who is lawful? Who is immoral? Such questions are strangely in the presence of Sunday. He is wholly other. He is above the timeless questions of humanity and also somehow behind them. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ms_prue | 2/18/2014

    " If you believe, as Mr Chesterton does, that Satan is a redhead, you will enjoy this anti-anarchist, overtly Christian tale of pursuit and realisation. Personally, I read it for the lulz, and I was not disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Perry | 2/15/2014

    " The Man Who Was Thursday is probably the best book I've ever read. On the surface it's about secret police who hunt anarchists, plus a lot of other trademarks of a thriller like double-agents and characters in disguise. But what really won out for me was how the book has this whole funhouse mirror quality to it. Like, it's totally natural for characters to walk crookedly down alleys or have distorted faces or...well, there's just a lot of weird touches which in other books would come off as supernatural, but in this book blend right into the fabric of reality. Loved this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack | 2/14/2014

    " As classics go, a fairly contemporary read. Not sure of a great grander meaning but there are some fairly quotable and thought-provoking sections. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pnyxis | 2/10/2014

    " Extraordinario, un libro muy recomendable, una novela que atrapa y que cuenta con un gran transfondo. "

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