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I read The Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesterton around

Review: ★★

I started this in November 2018, then again in October 2019. More like the everlasting read, amirite? I had high hopes for this because Orthodoxy was very impactful when read a decade prior. Chesterton remains a challenging thinker, but this one was tough to pick up each day. The difficulty comes from Chesterton offering a new analogy in every paragraph. While each vignette is poignant and quotable in isolation, the larger intent gets lost in the shuffle of competing allegories without a thread keeping them attached.

Maybe I’ll try again in a quieter future. For now, I’d refer you back to Orthodoxy if you want the check out this articulate Catholic thinker from the past century.


The Everlasting Man
G.K. Chesterton
9781573832977 (find it on Bookshop, IndieBound, WorldCat, or Open Library)