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 Post subject: The Man who was Thursday.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:08 pm 
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Started reading it last night. Isn't the oath Gabriel Syme takes highly problematic morally?

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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I'm going to have to re-read this. I remember liking it but being wildly confused with some of the imagery towards the end.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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p.falk wrote:
I'm going to have to re-read this. I remember liking it but being wildly confused with some of the imagery towards the end.


If your confusion begins with the end of the novel, then you are way ahead of most other readers. I think most readers find it to be one of the most baffling books they have ever read.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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I'll also have to re-read to see exactly where my confusion begins :)

Maybe GKC can host a study guide to the book

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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p.falk wrote:
I'll also have to re-read to see exactly where my confusion begins :)

Maybe GKC can host a study guide to the book


The problem of the oath in the 1st chapter is that Syme promises something unwise, outside of a priest in the confessional.

The opinions as to what is going on in MWWT are numerous. Chesterton had several himself. I once ran over them, in a post, somewhere. Might have kept them. I'll go look.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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p.falk wrote:
I'll also have to re-read to see exactly where my confusion begins :)

Maybe GKC can host a study guide to the book


The problem of the oath in the 1st chapter is that Syme promises something unwise, outside of a priest in the confessional.

The opinions as to what is going on in MWWT are numerous. Chesterton had several himself. I once ran over them, in a post, somewhere. Might have kept them. I'll go look.


That would be great if you would do that.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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p.falk wrote:
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I'll also have to re-read to see exactly where my confusion begins :)

Maybe GKC can host a study guide to the book



The problem of the oath in the 1st chapter is that Syme promises something unwise, outside of a priest in the confessional.

The opinions as to what is going on in MWWT are numerous. Chesterton had several himself. I once ran over them, in a post, somewhere. Might have kept them. I'll go look.


That would be great if you would do that.



I did. All I found was a post, back 3 years ago, or so, where I reported that I couldn't find the post I spoke of, from back about 3 more years.

Ah, well. I still have the reference material. But no time now to get at it. Perhaps this weekend. Meanwhile, read more in the book. My (lost) posts were not an explication of what the book "means". I don't think there is a definitive answer to that, beyond the book's subtitle. But I did manage to address some questions that arose. I would try again, if any arise again.

I did manage to address a question on the "notes" that Sunday threw and dropped to the detectives, in the only post from the past that I did find.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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I assume anyone still reading the book is still reading the book. Me, I'm still wrestling with my personal pile of alligators.

Plan is, if, after reading MWWT, anyone has a question, or two, post them here. I'll see what the local reference library might suggest.

Returning to the alligators.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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Thanks GKC. I'll probably pick it up and read it again. Just have a few books I need to work through first.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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Finished it last night. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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Mmmmmm ... alligator.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Mmmmmm ... alligator.


Ok. You can have the one creeping up on my right side, over there.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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Norwegianblue wrote:
Finished it last night. :D



Hope you liked it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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p.falk wrote:
Thanks GKC. I'll probably pick it up and read it again. Just have a few books I need to work through first.



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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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I've always wanted to write a satire "The Man Who Was Thirsty"

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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Finished it last night. :D



Hope you liked it.


Well, I did, but I would find it hard to rate it.

Now I'm on to Treason's Harbour by O'brien.

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 Post subject: Re: The Man who was Thursday.
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I've always wanted to write a satire "The Man Who Was Thirsty"


He could meet up with a famous Los Angeles detective. I can see the conversation now.

Quote:
"I'm Thursday."
"I'm Friday."
"Let's get together Saturday and have a sundae."

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kage_ar wrote:
I've always wanted to write a satire "The Man Who Was Thirsty"


He could meet up with a famous Los Angeles detective. I can see the conversation now.

Quote:
"I'm Thursday."
"I'm Friday."
"Let's get together Saturday and have a sundae."


That is how my annoying sister (I've two sisters, one annoying and one sweet) responds EVERY time some says "I'm thirsty"...

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