The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Finally, I read something by Chesterton! This had me engaged. I cannot say I fully understood its meaning though.
“Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? It is that we have only known the back of the world. We see everything from behind, and it looks brutal. That is not a tree, but the back of a tree. That is not a cloud, but the back of a cloud. Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face? If we could only get round in front--”
“The Iliad is only great because all life is a battle, The Odyssey because all life is a journey, The Book of Job because all life is a riddle.”
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