The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton

“I’m not sure what to think of this novel. I’m a bit puzzled with the ending. It certainly had a great opening and was building momentum for awhile but then the other seems to have lost the plot. The ending is very odd.

Book description from GoodReads:

In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe’s Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of ‘Thursday’. When Syme discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations. And as a desperate chase across Europe begins, his confusion grows, as well as his confidence in his ability to outwit his enemies. But he has still to face the greatest terror that the Council has: a man named Sunday, whose true nature is worse than Syme could ever have imagined …

It certainly sounds riveting, doesn’t it? I enjoyed reading it but after about the mid-point I was beginning to lose interest. There were one too many ridiculous plot twists. I had to finish it because I dislike giving up on books but this one will be quickly forgotten in my mind.

My Rating: ★★ (Meh!) My 2019 Reading Challenge: Book #22

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