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If you folks know of any other book discussion threads, let me know and I will add them to the OP.

Also, by making this thread sticky, it will be easily available for people to propose books for the next discussion.
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That's a quick read. And a very, um, unusual story line.
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Chesterton is a very unusual writer.

I heard his novel Manalive is even more bizarre.
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FTR, I've never read The Man who was Thursday. My husband recommended it. I've mainly read Chesterton's Dickens critical essays, writings about religion, and Father Brown Mysteries.
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Have you read the Father Blackie mysteries? I've always assumed that the author was inspired in part by Chesterton*. The titles follow the format "Blessed are the . . ." by Andrew Greeley. Aunt June got me reading these back in the 70s or so. They don't even seem to be listed on Amazon any more, but you might come across them in your used bookstore forays.

* It was purely an assumption, there is only one Chesterton book I have ever read, and it was much more recently.
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Reading "Thursday" now. About a third of the way in, seems way too predictable. Hopefully there's a surprise in the end.
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