The Man Who Was Thursday

Description

A WILD, MAD, HILARIOUS AND PROFOUNDLY MOVING TALE. It is very difficult to classify "The Man Who Was Thursday." It is possible to say that it is a gripping adventure story of murderous criminals and brilliant policemen; but it was to be expected that the author of the Father Brown stories should tell a detective story like no-one else. On this level, therefore, "The Man Who Was Thursday" succeeds superbly; if nothing else, it is a magnificent tour-de-force of suspense-writing. However, the reader will soon discover that it is much more than that. Carried along on the boisterous rush of the narrative by Chesterton's wonderful high-spirited style, he will soon see that he is being carried into much deeper waters than he had planned on; and the totally unforeseeable denouement will prove for the modern reader, as it has for thousands of others since 1908 when the book was first published, an inevitable and moving experience, as the investigators finally discover who Sunday is.

Details

Author(s)
G K Chesterton
Format
Paperback | 104 pages
Dimensions
154 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
Publication date
30 Jan 2005
Publisher
Digireads.com
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1420925148
ISBN13
9781420925142
Bestsellers rank
364,810