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Does this work represent a simple “good vs. Margaret It’s definitely deeper. At it’s heart of hearts it answers the question “Why ep God allow suffering? I gather you didn’t think it a “masterpiece”; why not? Pedro Soares It seems a lot like Chesterton has lost his way in the ending. Maybe there was too much information and wonder even for his imaginative mind to bear.

See all 4 questions about El hombre que gue Jueves…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. They say that LSD was first synthesisterised inso it couldn’t be that. But opium was juefes in British society as we know from Thomas de Quincy up to Sherlock Hhombre, so I’m going with opium.

This strange novel is a phantasmagoria which begins as a surrealistic spoof of Boy’s-Own detective adventures in which our hero homhre the central council juevees the evil anarchists who are bent on destroying human society. Gathering more absurd elements elephant chases through central London, medi They say that LSD was nueves synthesisterised inso it couldn’t be that.

Gathering more absurd elements due chases through central London, medieval dance ravesit ends up as juevea kind of incoherent religious parable.

The only sense I could make of it was that the message is Hindu – all of the world is divine, all of the world is God, all of the world is God dancing joyously with herself. That’s about it, if anyone can nail it down more than that, I’m all ears. As I read this, two things struck me, aside from thinking GK Chesterton’s cocoa had been spiked with acid – I thought of an Arthur Penn movie from called The Chase, which begins conventionally and gets weirder and wilder as it progresses – must see that one again.

And I thought that I’ve never come across so many beards in a single novel – maybe GK was a male facial hair fetishist – every character, and they’re ALL men, has their beard or lack of beard carefully noted, so many beards there are that each time I opened my copy I thought I heard sociologists singing folk songs.

View all 30 comments. What the hell did I just read? That part was deliciously, rebelliously fun to read. The first pages were awesome and I thought this could be my next 5 star rating. As I began to read this book enthralled; I found myself smiling frequently, laughing often, and being thoroughly impressed.


Then I found myself lost in an absurdist, magical realism murky realm of steam punk whatthehell??? And then the What…?

And then the ending … a steaming hot cup of damnedifIknowwhatthehellhewasgettingatsomekindofChristianallegory. There are likely English professors out there who will say this was the best thing since macaroni and cheese. View all 7 comments. A buddy reads g.k.chesferton my friends CarmenJeffand Ginger – if she ever decides to join. The true rating is 2. The plot is impossible to describe. All readers agree that this is a psychological thriller. This is the only point commonly agreed on.

In any case the books starts with two poets arguing whether poetry should serve the law or anarchy – in other words, a typical first world problem. Very quickly we move onto international conspiracy and after this all the way into bizarre and way bey A buddy reads with my friends CarmenJeffand Ginger – if she ever decides to join.

Very quickly we move onto international conspiracy g.k.chestertln after this all the way into bizarre and way beyond. Think Alice in Wonderland written while high on heavy drugs. I always use this book as a proof that at the time it was published the drugs the mind-altering kind were freely available from any pharmacy. In my humble opinion Agatha Christie was one of the best mystery writers and was simply unrivaled when it came to complicated fair mysteries.

It turns out G. Chesterton had exactly the same dubious honor. His Father Brown mysteries were interesting with unusual paradoxes. Please do not get me wrong.

The first two thirds of the book were interesting and amusing enough with some slight religious undertones. The last third promptly ended up in bizarre zone with readers’ head being beaten with a sledgehammer by the religious allusions for those that did not get it earlier I guess. So the book is better than 2 stars, but there juevs no way it is worth 3. I will take the easy way out and declare it to be 2.

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View all 5 comments. Boy, this was really good until it wasn’t at all anymore. An intriguing judves which suddenly turned into some sort of muddled message about patriotism?

The soul of all mankind? How redheads are hot and god is fat? Don’t know, don’t care. View all 21 comments. And to be fair, the Python crew, Terry Pratchett and others may well have been weaned on tales from Chesterton, so perhaps he should get more credit. The main character, Syme, is a detective who is invited to a secret meeting of anarchists who are preparing to overthrow governments using bombs. He promises Gregory, the man who invited him, not to divulge anything of what he says.

Both are champing at the bit to break their promises, but. Syme attends a meeting to find the G.k.cheterton is called Sunday, and the other members are named after days of the week, with homber convenient vacancy for Thursday. He finds himself elected to be Thursday. Is he expected to bomb someone? He finds their next meeting at a very public restaurant breakfast table where they all openly discuss anarchy and laugh loudly. The theory is that they will be taken for fools and disregarded which seems to be true.


In amongst the kind of boys-own action, there is a lot of musing and pondering and observing and pontificating on Life, some of which I quite enjoyed, especially considering this was written over a hundred years ago. Yet these new women would always pay to a man the extravagant compliment which no ordinary woman ever pays to him, that of listening while he is talking. I quite like this explanation of the power of monogamy: It may be conceded fu the mathematicians that four is twice two.

But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one. That is why, in juwves of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy. Ok so I didn’t hate it, at times I could almost have been said to be enjoying myself in the midst of this pointless, grandiose, waffling, pompous and from my point of view predictable romp to nowhere not really a spoiler.

I know Chesterton from the Father G.kchesterton series and I wasn’t expecting him to pass the Bechdel test or anything and I knew to expect weird sort of conservative Christiany-slanted metaphysics and philosophy. It gets two stars because it avoided being as hard-core right win Ok so I g.k.chestertton hate it, at times I could almost have been said to be enjoying myself in the midst of this pointless, grandiose, waffling, pompous and from my point of view predictable romp to nowhere not really a spoiler.

It gets two stars because it avoided being as hard-core right wing as it first appeared. So yeah, I wasn’t expecting liberated women to be featured as strong characters throughout the story.

BUT Mr Chesterton yes I know he is dead and not on good reads if dl are going to write a world peopled by men- men do things, think things, feel things, interact with other men and the whole world is only men, men, men at least do women the courtesy of not having them in the story at all.

The pointless, silent and in Chesterton’s own words “unconscious” girl at the beginning and end of the story that Symes gloms at is completely unnecessary. That and the characters talked too much even more than I do and were fanciful and grandiose about their bizarre philosophising.

I suspect we were meant to relate to Symes. I sort of had a half-sneaky sympathy for the anarchist until he proved he was a “real man” by not tattling which wasn’t very anarchical of him now was it? The law is a bunch of privileged, self-righteous and cruel see eg p83 not to mention Symes’ stunt to begin with men apparently. Basically I’m completely and totally confused as to what happened to who and why it happened to whomever it happened to.

There was A LOT going on here. I kept getting all the characters confused, except for Syme. And I understood nothing really It felt more like philosophy than fiction.