Title: The Man Who was Thursday
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Genre: Metaphysical Thriller
Read by: Gildard Jackson
Publisher/Date: Dreamscape Media/2016 (originally published 1908)
Dates listened to: 6/25/17 – 7/8/17
This book, published in the year of my father’s birth, fit a category for Summer Book Bingo. Undercover officer Gabriel Syme is secretly involved with early 20th century Scotland Yard’s task force that attempts to take down a group of underground anarchists. Have you ever run across situations where things are not really as they seem? Well, this is such a story – and very confusing. The back cover suggests many Christian allegories and themes of suffering. I didn’t get that at all. We are supposed to be on the edge of our seats. Yet, again, although it was a page turner, I was good with “turning pages” (changing discs)! Perhaps I need to “read” it again. And in spite of it all, I did like the ending. Maybe I understood more of it than I realized.
By the way, Chesterton is the creator of the Father Brown character and upon which is based the PBS series. I thing I’d rather be reading those stories.