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ä Read Ý The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton Å They say that LSD was first synthesisterised in 1938, so it couldn t be that But opium was imbibed in British society as we know from Thomas de Quincy up to Sherlock Holmes, 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 infiltrates the central council of the evil anarchists who are bent on destroying human society Gathering absurd elements elephant chases through central London, medieval dance raves , it ends up as some 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 than that, I m all ears.
As I read this, two things struck me, aside from thinking GK Chester What What the hell did I just read Anarchists and poets That part was deliciously, rebelliously fun to read No doubt this is a novel idea and Chesterton s imagination is superb The first 30 40 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 ending a steaming hot cup of damnedifIknowwhatthehellhewasgettingatsomekindofChristianallegory.
Chesterton s mastery of the English language, his rare skill at irony and his insidious ability to turn a phrase are on shining display in this 1908 publication There are likely English professors out there who will say this was the best thing si The madcap adventures of a mild mannered Scotland Yard investigator who has stumbled onto an Anarchist plot in Edwardian London, but can t reveal it to anyone Substitute terrorist for anarchist , substitute post Brexit for Edwardian London, and you have the makings of a rollicking good yarn.
And Chesterton delivers Being Catholic, he has an acutely suspicious eye for pure evil which sobriquet precisely fits this odd and ornery assortment of bad guys And he expertly holds our attention to the end, a d nouement which is truly apocalyptic in the best religious sense of the word It has to be that way, you know Because, you know, the our awareness grows, the evil becomes amorphous Part of the scenery But it s there.
But that doesn t mean we won t resist it all the But our resistance sustains and feeds evil.
C.
S Lewis has noted wisely that evil i The Man Who Was Thursday reads like P.
G Wodehouse writing from a Phillip K Dick plot while on a Nyquil bender It begins with two poets arguing in the park about whether poetry is akin to law or anarchy It turns out that the poet espousing anarchy is actually a member of an anarchist soceity and takes Syme, the other poet, to their meeting place to prove it after a vow of secrecy Syme is actually a member of an anti anarchy branch of Scotland Yard and usurps Gregory s spot as the new Thursday in the Council.
Gabriel Symes tells the story of his own recruitment into Scotland Yard by a philosopher policeman and goes on to infiltrate the Council of Days, each one taking the name of a day of the week.
None of the Council members are what they seemed at first glance About halfway through, I was convinced none of them were actually anarchists.
I m a little torn They say that LSD was first synthesisterised in 1938, so it couldn t be that But opium was imbibed in British society as we know from Thomas de Quincy up to Sherlock Holmes, 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 infiltrates the central council of the evil anarchists who are bent on destroying human society Gathering absurd elements elephant chases through central London, medieval dance raves , it ends up as some 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 than that, I m all ears.
As I read this, two things struck me, aside from thinking GK Chester What What the hell did I just read Anarchists and poets That part was deliciously, rebelliously fun to read No doubt this is a novel idea and Chesterton s imagination is superb The first 30 40 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 ending a steaming hot cup of damnedifIknowwhatthehellhewasgettingatsomekindofChristianallegory.
Chesterton s mastery of the English language, his rare skill at irony and his insidious ability to turn a phrase are on shining display in this 1908 publication There are likely English professors out there who will say this was the best thing si The madcap adventures of a mild mannered Scotland Yard investigator who has stumbled onto an Anarchist plot in Edwardian London, but can t reveal it to anyone Substitute terrorist for anarchist , substitute post Brexit for Edwardian London, and you have the makings of a rollicking good yarn.
And Chesterton delivers Being Catholic, he has an acutely suspicious eye for pure evil which sobriquet precisely fits this odd and ornery assortment of bad guys And he expertly holds our attention to the end, a d nouement which is truly apocalyptic in the best religious sense of the word It has to be that way, you know Because, you know, the our awareness grows, the evil becomes amorphous Part of the scenery But it s there.
But that doesn t mean we won t resist it all the But our resistance sustains and feeds evil.
C.
S Lewis has noted wisely that evil i The Man Who Was Thursday reads like P.
G Wodehouse writing from a Phillip K Dick plot while on a Nyquil bender It begins with two poets arguing in the park about whether poetry is akin to law or anarchy It turns out that the poet espousing anarchy is actually a member of an anarchist soceity and takes Syme, the other poet, to their meeting place to prove it after a vow of secrecy Syme is actually a member of an anti anarchy branch of Scotland Yard and usurps Gregory s spot as the new Thursday in the Council.
Gabriel Symes tells the story of his own recruitment into Scotland Yard by a philosopher policeman and goes on to infiltrate the Council of Days, each one taking the name of a day of the week.
None of the Council members are what they seemed at first glance About halfway through, I was convinced none of them were actually anarchists.
I m a little torn A sure fire cure for writer s block.
Now, my opium toking friend, you are on the road to writing a classic, time tested piece of literature that ll influence writers for decades to come.
It s difficult to give any sort of concrete plot synopsis without major spoilers, but, Gabriel Syme, a police detective recruited by odd means into an anti terrorist squad, infiltrates a band of seven anarchists all named after the days of the week Sunday is the leader Mr Syme is now Thursday.
Wacky surreal nihilistic hijinks ensue.
Like many books written around this time, The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday Still with me, Goodreader , attempts to take on a slice of the times, in this case anarchism Chesterton also throws in an occasional religious epiphany and a WTF I don t remember this from Sunday School ending.
Despite some mind bending elements, th Humanity crushed once again 50 dead, 120 injured Grave face of terror strikes again.
Familiar headlines scream through the pages of the newspapers each time a bomb goes off annihilating blameless lives Through teeth gritting resilience, public outcry resonates through the deafened ears of failed intelligence and faith in the state s law and order hangs by a thin string As the weeks pass by rapid sketches of the alleged bombers, email links, forensic reports, collected evidence from the attacked ground and pictures of rehabilitating victims are splashed across the dailies If by any chance the investigation comes through, anonymous visages covered with black rags are photographed outside the courtroom, readied for trial procedures, which may go on for months, maybe even years As the days go by, life returns to normalcy yes It is a tricky word everything is forgotten and G K Chesterton S Surreal Masterpiece Is A Psychological Thriller That Centers On Seven Anarchists In Turn Of The Century London Who Call Themselves By The Names Of The Days Of The Week Chesterton Explores The Meanings Of Their Disguised Identities In What Is A Fascinating Mystery And, Ultimately, A Spellbinding Allegory As Jonathan Lethem Remarks In His Introduction, The Real Characters Are The Ideas Chesterton S Nutty Agenda Is Really Quite Simple To Expose Moral Relativism And Parlor Nihilism For The Devils He Believes Them To Be This Wouldn T Be Interesting At All, Though, If He Didn T Also Show Such Passion For Giving The Devil His Due He Animates The Forces Of Chaos And Anarchy With Every Ounce Of Imaginative Verve And Rhetorical Force In His Body A buddy reads with my friends Carmen, Jeff, and Ginger if she ever decides to join.
The true rating is 2.
5 stars.
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 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 is also my opinion that when it came to international c Through all this ordeal his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two But two is not twice one two is two thousand times one That is why, in spite of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy.
45%Okay, a lot of what I have to say about this book will be spoilers I am going to hide the spoilers.
First, let s examine what I can say without spoilers.
Ostensibly, this is a book about an undercover policeman who infiltrates a group of anarchists It was published in 1908 Remember when anarchists were a thing Remember Sacco and Vanzetti Chesterton is a good author He is skilled at keeping his reader engaged I kep Boy, this was really good until it wasn t at all any An intriguing story which suddenly turned into some sort of muddled message about patriotism Capitalism Christianity Anarchy Communism The soul of all mankind How redheads are hot and god is fat Don t know, don t care.
Blah Skip it.



Humanity crushed once again 50 dead, 120 injured Grave face of terror strikes again.
Familiar headlines scream through the pages of the newspapers each time a bomb goes off annihilating blameless lives Through teeth gritting resilience, public outcry resonates through the deafened ears of failed intelligence and faith in the state s law and order hangs by a thin string As the weeks pass by rapid sketches of the alleged bombers, email links, forensic reports, collected evidence from the attacked ground and pictures of rehabilitating victims are splashed across the dailies If by any chance the investigation comes through, anonymous visages covered with black rags are photographed outside the courtroom, readied for trial procedures, which may go on for months, maybe even years As the days go by, life returns to normalcy yes It is a tricky word everything is forgotten and A sure fire cure for writer s block.
Now, my opium toking friend, you are on the road to writing a classic, time tested piece of literature that ll influence writers for decades to come.
It s difficult to give any sort of concrete plot synopsis without major spoilers, but, Gabriel Syme, a police detective recruited by odd means into an anti terrorist squad, infiltrates a band of seven anarchists all named after the days of the week Sunday is the leader Mr Syme is now Thursday.
Wacky surreal nihilistic hijinks ensue.
Like many books written around this time, The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday Still with me, Goodreader , attempts to take on a slice of the times, in this case anarchism Chesterton also throws in an occasional religious epiphany and a WTF I don t remember this from Sunday School ending.
Despite some mind bending elements, th A buddy reads with my friends Carmen, Jeff, and Ginger if she ever decides to join.
The true rating is 2.
5 stars.
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 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 is also my opinion that when it came to international c Through all this ordeal his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two But two is not twice one two is two thousand times one That is why, in spite of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy.
45%Okay, a lot of what I have to say about this book will be spoilers I am going to hide the spoilers.
First, let s examine what I can say without spoilers.
Ostensibly, this is a book about an undercover policeman who infiltrates a group of anarchists It was published in 1908 Remember when anarchists were a thing Remember Sacco and Vanzetti Chesterton is a good author He is skilled at keeping his reader engaged I kep Boy, this was really good until it wasn t at all any An intriguing story which suddenly turned into some sort of muddled message about patriotism Capitalism Christianity Anarchy Communism The soul of all mankind How redheads are hot and god is fat Don t know, don t care.
Blah Skip it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1874 1936 was born in London, educated at St Paul s, and went to art school at University College London In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 , hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, fi