The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare – GK Chesterton

I first heard this book read on Radio 7 on the BBC. A good adaptation and a great listen so I thought it was time to find out more.

The adaptation turns out to be very faithful to the original novel. It’s an entertaining read about a group of anarchists who, well I won’t spoil the tale. It is a very light read and to be honest I had worked out the truth about Sunday way before the end. Some of the references at the end when Sunday leaves messages for the other anarchists baffled me. I am not sure if this is because the novel was written in the early 1900s or whether it was supposed to be confusing. Would I read it again…maybe, but I am not sure I would treat it as a classic. It has nothing earth shattering to say. The religious metaphors were completely lost on me. It’s just a light, easy read.

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