The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare – a Tiny Book Review

The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare is an existentialist novel written by G.K. Chesterton and was first published in 1908. A movie based on its plot came out in 2016.


The book follows Gabriel Syme, a poet that finds himself entwined into an anarchist group targeting Paris, and ultimately to ruin the whole world. But as the story unfolds, things turn more and more complicated.

This book is….pretty interesting! It has a lot of plot twists, and far from all of them are predictable. The book has been referred to as a metaphysical thriller, which isn’t that wrong. At only 127 pages, it has a lot of existentialism packed into it.

Reading Challenge: Why, yes! This is the last book of the year, crossing off the final point on the reading challenge for 2017: A book with a month or day of the week in the title! Well, next weeks it’s a brand new reading challenge up and running!



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