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The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
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The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare

by G. K. Chesterton

6 ratings, 5 reviews

In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view. After some time, the frustrated Gregory finds Syme and leads him to a local anarchist meeting-place to prove that he is a true anarchist. Instead of the anarchist Gregory getting elected, the officer Syme uses his wits and is elected as the local representative to the worldwide Central Council of Anarchists. The Council consisting of seven men, each using the name of a day of the week as a code name; Syme is given the name of Thursday… (Summary from Wikipedia)

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6 ratings, 5 reviews
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Philip Frampton

January 21, 2014

Brilliant story

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Joao Maiochi

September 01, 2013

Excellent book and a excellent reader I just love this book!

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Toni Casey

April 19, 2013

I like a good who done it ... And this one had me having to keep leaning very close are you mite miss something. I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

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Jon Shearin

April 01, 2013

An excellent & surreal adventure story. The reader did a great job. Incredibly inventive.

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Jason Brents

August 21, 2012

Amazing adventure and astounding allegory. The Problem of Evil meets her match in a heart-pounding mystery thrill ride!