02 May 2011

Thursday?

I finished The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton this weekend. I definitely did not understand it. The basic premise is that a policeman infiltrates an anarchist group, becoming one of the 7 leaders, each named after a day of the week. When one of the others reveals himself as a police officer too, they team up to take out the other members.

I think part of my problem is i know so little about the mindset of post Victorian but pre-WWI England. Anarchists? aren't they just like hippies? i guess not. I've read up on the book a bit now and apparently there's Christian allegory there, which i can see in retrospect. And it certainly had the nightmare aspect, in the sense that parts felt very disconnected and strange but not exactly scary. I feel like I was just not quite cool enough to get this one. a 4 and it counts for the Off the Shelf challeng.

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