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Old 13th February 2008, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Man Who Was Thursday, opinions

This may sound really nerdy, but it doesn't matter much here I 'spose:

Almost ten years ago, a gem of a pc game came out called Deus Ex. Great sci-fi thriller game etc. The game had excerpts from novels throughout (and an homage to The Stars My Destination. Anywho, one of the excerpts was from a novel The Man Who Was Thursday. The excerpt caught my interest then, saw the book at the store today, and bought it, finally. Any opinions about it?
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Re: The Man Who Was Thursday, opinions

It's classic GK Chesterton, but not at all science fiction.
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Old 13th February 2008, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It was also included in the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series. It is a very good novel, quite a rich experience. Well worth reading...
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Re: The Man Who Was Thursday, opinions

Like Charles William's books, it's sometimes classified as a metaphysical thriller (whatever that is) rather than fantasy, but it's much more surrealistic than Williams.

Anyway, it's a marvelous book.
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HMMM...I bought this one recently, looks like I'll have to promote it in my current TBR pile from #500 to #100...
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HMMM...I bought this one recently, looks like I'll have to promote it in my current TBR pile from #500 to #100...
I don't think you'll be disappointed, Mr. G. Just remember the title (with subtitle): The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare. That it is... but not in quite the way one might expect.....
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Re: The Man Who Was Thursday, opinions

Not my thing,Chesterton is kinda too witty for me.
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