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“Thursday” books

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The Classic: The One I Have Read and Enjoyed

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Summary

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…  source

My Thoughts:

I found this book thrilling and fascinating but also found that it took a real mental effort to keep up with it. My brain has become ‘flabby’. This is the sort of book to read in a college course or seminar where there are lively discussions. I enjoyed the effort it took to read it almost as much as I enjoyed the story.

The Other Classic: The One I Haven’t Read

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In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter.  Amazon

More Thursday Books

Thursday’s Children: A Frieda Klein Mystery by Nicci French

Thursday’s At Eight by Debbie Macomber

One of Our Thursdays Is Missing: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde

Thursdays in the Park by Hilary Boyd

 

 

Do you have a favorite day of the week book? Leave me a comment.

 

3 thoughts on ““Thursday” books

  1. Great idea for a post! I’ve read Sweet Thursday, which I did enjoy, but I haven’t read The Man Who Was Thursday, although I do have a copy of it – now I’m forewarned that it takes a real mental effort to keep up with it. I haven’t read any of the other books you’ve listed.

    I don’t seem to have read many days of the week books, except for Saturday by Ian McEwan, which I loved but many others didn’t, and two of Alexander McCall Smith’s Isabel Dalhousie books – The Comfort of Sundays and The Sunday Philosophy Club, both of which I enjoyed.

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