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The Man Who Was Thursday

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A war against anarchy, and a cosmic allegory

I am driven to write this review primarily to correct something said by the Anonymous reviewer of July 11, 2002: that the book "asks the question of whether or not man can only be good when he has not had to suffer the pain that supposedly made the bad man bad." This i...
I am driven to write this review primarily to correct something said by the Anonymous reviewer of July 11, 2002: that the book "asks the question of whether or not man can only be good when he has not had to suffer the pain that supposedly made the bad man bad." This idea clearly shows an inattentiveness to and misunderstanding of the book; Chesterton's actual conclusion suggests exactly the opposite: that men can only be fully good when they have had to suffer this pain. The book, as said elsewhere, depicts a crusade against anarchy, in which nothing is what it seems (nowhere has this been more truly said than of this book), order turns into absurdity and chaos and then back again, and six characters, through their varying personalities and masks, explore some of the main tendencies of modern thought and their dangers, cleverly refuting each of these heresies through the men's very codenames. I can't say much more for fear of ruining the plot, but I would definitely recommend this book, as it is a thing of puzzling beauty, that rewards rereading, and is still mysterious even when it is (almost) fully understood.

posted by MLucero on January 18, 2010

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Quirky, fun little book

I'm not sure if the story was meant to be serious or not but I read it as if it were a farce and thought it was kind of humorous. It got quite exaggerated at the end but I still enjoyed most of the book. It's not a book for people who like to read best sellers.

posted by Sandy-shore on January 14, 2012

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