El hombre que era Jueves has ratings and reviews. Chris said: I lost my backpack thanks to this was years and years ago, probably. El Hombre Que Fue Jueves by G K Chesterton, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. El Hombre Que Fue Jueves by G. K. Chesterton at – ISBN – ISBN – Lectorum Publications –

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Interesting experience and a welcome one, the author really is very witty and funny and has a terrific way with words.

If our behavior were entirely determined then we would be mere automatons with no more genuine free will than a vacuum cleaner. Elephants give chase to hot-air balloons through English landscapes and snow starts falling on summer days.

In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! The book has a repeating pattern of wild chases and moments of revelation that build on himbre another to become funnier as the plot thickens.

I suspect that C. Refresh and try again. One day I will go through my bookshelves and make a special section for books that deserve to be re-read at intervals during my life; this book will make the cut.

El Hombre Que Fue Jueves

Then I found myself lost in an absurdist, magical realism murky realm of steam punk whatthehell??? I’m glad to have read it, objectively. Demasiado ingenuo para mi gusto.

Anarchists have lost some of their fear-factor since the time this book was written, so I imagine it must have been more of a nightmare to Chesterton’s original readership. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Strange mixture of Keystone cops and the Anarchist movement.

Should the existing paradigm by praised or destroyed, and is he who advocates the path of anarchy true to that path? Chapters 22 19 Dr 01, See all 4 questions about El hombre que era Jueves…. This book is just as relevant today as it was a century ago, even if Chesterton never meant it to be. I cannot choose this love and I cannot stop it, but I can recognize the signs.


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Never assume that a group of anarchists will be well organized. How can you not love this. It gets two stars because it avoided being as hard-core right win Ok so I didn’t hate it, at times I could almost have been said to be enjoying myself in the midst of this pointless, grandiose, waffling, pompous and from my point of view predictable romp to nowhere not really a spoiler.

That is why, in spite of a hundred disadvantages, the world will always return to monogamy. View all 9 comments. The ending is a mishmash of possibilities. I loved the aphorisms that were scattered throughout. The main character Syme is a police detective infiltrating the group and out of blind luck becomes the ‘Thursday’ of the title. A Nightmare by G. Lists with This Book. All this is coming from an author who’s mostly known for books on Christian orthodoxy, which in itself seemed somehow surprising, even though Christian philosophy is clearly present, especially towards the end.

Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face? Whereas I find Lewis’s Narnia books It started out great, with intrigue and a great chase scene ending in a very exciting setting.

Its major theme is that of law versus anarchy, and when Chesterton wrote this back one hundred years ago in the anarchist movement was seen as a real threat. I quite like this explanation of the power of monogamy: For example, the lying.

What the hell did I just read?

El Hombre Que Fue Jueves : G K Chesterton :

The fringe radicals of the Anarchist movement advocated violence. Yet can he stop the assassination attempt the group is planning and expose thi Why, oh why, does Chesterton confuse hmobre so? In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. View all 4 comments. We have a knowledge of good and evil and a freedom to choose, within limits, of course, between the two.


As the author himself writes, in an article published just a day before his death: However, this book stands amazing from first to the last word. His manner of portraying paradox in this book has left me as I started, which I think is the most frustrating, in that I feel he is trying to communicat This book is certainly interesting. Preview — El hombre que era Jueves by G. And we first rest in the Ultimate Reconciliation before we can really serve with vigor. This has a very dream-like, surreal quality, but it didn’t make much sense to me.

Afterwards he thought it queer that he should have seen them so clearly. Tue guess God really is a b.k.chesterton if you think about it. Inhe was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of jueevs time.

XD I would give it three stars maybe, but since it had some swearing I’m dropping to two. Like quite a lot of his fiction, it is a story with Christian meaning woven into it; it’s not necessary to be a practicing Christian to understand or get something out of the story, but some of the allegory may escape a reader who is unfamiliar with the basics of the book of Genesis.