Friday, July 3, 2009

The Man Who Was Thursday

Hello everyone,

Originally, I had planned to post on Sunday, but I realized that I wouldn't be able to. That being said, let's move on.

Lately, I read for the first time the book "The Man Who Was Thursday," by G.K. Chesterton. I was pretty convinced that I would like it, but I was really not sure what to expect (in the storyline). Much to my pleasure, I was not disappointed. I can honestly say that I have no definite idea why I thought the book was FANTASTIC. I shall try to explain this to the best of my abilities.

I liked this book because of the suspenseful and mystery-like storyline. (Not scary, though.) After reading a few chapters, I had already been extremely surprised at the turn of events, and I decided that this story could not possibly surprise me again. I was very wrong. It continually surprised me until the very last page. Never before have I read a book that entirely grabbed my attention and held it until the last page. This book had just the right amount of everything, from fantasy to reality. You may ask how any one book could be so real, but yet so... imaginary. Believe me, I am still baffled. I don't want to tell about the storyline, because if you knew one part, then I would have to tell you the whole story. When I finished, I could not believe that it was over... I was majorly depressed afterwards.

This book was truly enthralling, and everyone should give it a try because even suspense-haters may end up liking it... a lot. I feel like I could read it over and over again. It was not particularly difficult to understand, but it could be frustrating for younger readers. Anyway, everybody: I beg you to read this book and then tell me what you thought. Oh, and feel free to ask me questions if I did not speak/write clearly. Thanks so much!!

~Dewhurst

5/5 Recommended

14 comments:

  1. That's our first 5/5!
    My mom read this book and never finished it because she thought it was so bizarre.

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  2. It is seriously bizarre, but what can I say other than... I wouldn't have it any other way!

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  3. Nice post. You sound quite enthusiastic about this book. I have never read it, but I will try it hopefully sooner than later.

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  4. Thanks so much! I am an enthusiast about this book...

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  6. I have never read the book before
    but from what Lord Dewhurst says
    it is probably a good book.

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  7. I'm glad you liked it so much! I love how the book seems totally realistic, and then something totally surreal happens all of a sudden. I was yelling "OH MY GOSH" every fifth page or so.

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  8. I wish all of you would read this book so that we could discuss the plot details.

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  9. Well, darn. I just started Ivanhoe and The Merchant of Venice, so I'm "booked" (haha. get it?) for a long time. Otherwise, I would read this right away. Perhaps I will read it next.

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  10. This book is so interesting, that I think we should have a follow up discussion. Maybe we could set a date, so that everyone would have time to read it, and then we could actually discuss it. What does the boss think?

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  11. Lovely ideas my friends !! I now really want to read that book!!! H.R.H Anne

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  12. Great, then I will post an advertisment, so that everyone can have time and be ready to talk about this book!

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