The Man Who Knew Too Much #(2022)
- Title: The Man Who Knew Too Much
- Author: G.K. Chesterton
- ISBN: -
- Page: 342
- Format: Kindle Edition
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G.K Chesterton is an author who simply must be read by anyone fascinated by quality detective literature Or literature in general for that matter His insights into human nature, particular regarding morality, psychology and the soul or heart are profound At the same time the mixture of wit, sarcasm, humour and paradox he weaves together is fascinatingly powerful To put it simply, Chesterton s writing is unique Not unique as Mervyn Peake is unique in his word choice Or unique in the way that Osca [...]
Modern intelligence won t accept anything on authority But it will accept anything without authority G.K Chesterton, The Man Who Knew Too MuchA collection of Chesterton detective stories revolving around Horne Fisher and his companion, political journalist Harold March These stories have a lot of the same late Victorian Edwardian flavor of Sherlock Holmes and Chesterton s own Father Brown stories The reluctant, and moral protagonist of The Man Who Knew Too Much, however, is often forced by great [...]
Amazingly cynical and subversive detective stories, of the sort I never would have expected from Chesterton The titular character gives himself that monicker because he is related to friends with nearly all the important people in Britain, and therefore knows exactly how the country is REALLY run and how the legal system REALLY works This inspires in him a sense of fatalism and resignation, as he sees the backroom deals, cover ups and treachery which make the world go round, and he solves numero [...]
I missed a clever deduction like Holmes I missed serene country backdrop like Christie portrays The climax of stories are revealed in a bit unhappening way for detective stories Why I kept going on was the writing Loved it I think the modern mystery novels are technically advanced and we expect the detective to be clever, unorthodox hero who twirls magic wand of sudden revelations like that of Patrick Jane so it s not easy to like the Horne Fisher Plus the stories are too short and less to devel [...]
As always an awesome and unique story by Chesterton
Languid, prematurely balding Horne Fisher is the man who knows too much whether it s about plankton or guns, the history of old houses and place names, or the sordid pasts of Britain s most illustrious Legends, mathematics, weapons, literature, science Fisher knows it all like the back of his hand And this is what makes him a fine detective because, in the barest of crime scenes, he sees clues that escape others I must admit I wanted to read this book because I have a particular fondness for GK [...]
Who knew these were short mystery stories instead of a long, possibly lame novel that was made into an exciting early movie in 1934 with Peter Lorre or a definitely lame 1956 movie with Doris Day singing all the time Not me, at least until listening to B.J Harrison s excellent narration on The Classic Tales podcast These stories are great fun to listen to and occasionally solve And even when I know whodunnit I don t know why they dunnit Which is just as much fun to find out.
This was a good book.It s definitely NOT about a sleuth or detective or anything of the sort Horne Fisher puzzles out various murders and mysteries incidentally, these are never his main concern, to imagine that they are would indicate the most superficial reading of the novel He is a man mired in the politics and intrigues of his family and the upper crust of England, each crime and mystery simply serves to illustrate Fisher s brilliance, the way he sees behind things because of his wealth of s [...]
An interesting collection of short story detective fiction Very interesting, almost odd But in a good way They re short stories, so lighter on character development than a longer work, but you still pick up a pretty opinion on the main character after a couple of the stories Almost likeable, but maybe with a little bit too much self indulgent self pity.Horne Fisher is a man who knows too much He wishes he didn t, but he does And it s a curse It s a curse because as he solves each case which he s [...]
Mixed feelings On one hand, Chesterton s prose is often lovely this is the first I ve read from him and a few of the mysteries are quite engaging On the other hand, his detective character, Fisher, wasn t engaging for me, and I got tired of the collection s gimmick quickly murders are intentionally covered up, or the wrong men charged with them, because of the political situation And while that is a probably too realistic and chilling outcome the first few times, after awhile it makes the outcom [...]
Chesterton s writing style is simultaneously cognitive and gripping He lost me a few times actually, quite often, but that had to do with the dry audio version that I listened to I regret not paying closer attention, because I missed some of the clever writing and reflections that many other reviews point out.Although somewhat formulaic, each of the stories was interesting enough to keep one s attention in order to discover the twist I would have liked to have read different kinds of mysteries, [...]
I didn t much care for Wiederman s narration, which made me resort to following along or rereading certain sections in my Kindle edition in order to understand what was happening Oh well, it was free so nothing lost
2.5 There is something about Chesterton s writing style that I don t quite like I noticed this before in reading some of the Father Brown stories The plots are interesting enough yet I can t say that I like them.
Very quotable, but the prose is a bit dense dense enough, I m afraid, that it lost me a few times Other people don t seem to have the same issue, so maybe it s just me, reading it when I was too tired and noticing the quips rather than keeping up with the plot The Man Who Knew Too Much is a collection of short stories about a man who hangs out with politicians and is part of a family of politicians himself and a journalist They solve all sorts of crimes which turn out to have political implicati [...]
Not sure what I was expecting out of this one I picked it off of Project Gutenberg s top 100 list thinking maybe it was related to the film of the same name It s not, but since I ve never seen the film, I m not disappointed.It s a series of detective stories that strike me as a little odd because there are very few of them that I think I might have been able to puzzle out on my own Perhaps I m coddled by modern authors holding my hand through every twist and leaving a phosphorescent trail of clu [...]
I guess this is a book that is worth some deeper research than just downloading it for free because it sounds vaguely important And since that s clearly one of those shoulda things that never actually happen, this is going to be a poor excuse for a review.First of all, it quickly dawned on me that it s actually a collection of short stories A proper book would have told me that on the sleeve and I would have promptly put it back , but ebooks are a mysterious entity without sleeves Wait a minute [...]
Osam whodunit pri a smje tenih u mikrosvemir gdje centralnu figuru predstavlja naslovni ovjek koji je previ e znao Horne Fisher uz svog sidekicka, tj prijatelja Harolda Marcha politi kog novinara i dru tvenog kriti ara pi ev alter ego, a i Fisher ima autorovih karakteristika, tj autobiografskih crta Fisher ima rodbinu u samom vrhu engleske politike dva brati a i ujak su ministri te premijer , pa eto kruga radnje Rije je, vjerojatno, o prvoj krimi ligi Chestertonove krimi e iznimno je cijenio Bor [...]
Published 01 04 1999Author G.K ChestertonI found this version for free on Kindle and thought I would give it a try as I like detective novels This is a collection of his novels that revolve around the character of Horne Fisher, the writing style of G.K Chesterton is what kept my attention and kept me hooked on the stories Horne Fisher isn t a character who is easy to like and get along with as he isn t like the detectives we are now used too I found that the stories were too short and didn t dev [...]
In the same vein as the Father Brown mysteries, only with Horne Fisher the man who knows too much as the super sleuth That idea of knowing too much about human nature, and about certain humans in particular is carried throughout, and adds depth to the otherwise lighthearted mysteries I liked these than the Father Brown stories, and am impressed by the diversity of Chesterton s writings.
Fascinating and enjoyable short stories
Chesterton is famous for his Father Brown detective stories, but this collection of tales about Horne Fisher is Chesterton s attempt to make a cynical Sherlock Fisher knows too much, and can literally blow it all apart with the things he knows about politics, society, and human nature He weaves a crooked line through the several tales, trying to obtain justice from an unjust society Keeping things hidden for the greater good Is he successful Yes It s an interesting concept and Chesterton does a [...]
This collection of eight mystery tales featuring detective Horn Fisher was enjoyable but doesn t stand up to the quality or intricacy of stories written by the great mystery authors such as Christie, Poe, or Doyle.
This is a collection of eight short stories about a self proclaimed man who knew too much Horne Fisher His analytical skills are rival those of Sherlock Holmes he also has a trusted sidekick like a proper private investigator His Dr Watson is a journalist Harold March What is the catch Fisher stumbles upon crimes in high society and he really knows too much do try doing something against each culprit whose identity he is able to figure out all the time without failing These people are untouchabl [...]
This is good, but not what I expected at all I had seen the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name the one starring Jimmy Stewart and thought this would be a suspenseful story and a boy would get kidnapped because his dad unwittingly overheard criminals talking, and then the mom sings Que Sera Sera and the boy is found Oh, um, spoiler alert for the movie Luckily, no spoiler alert needed for the book, because it s nothing like that at all It s a series of short stories that have mysteries that a [...]
Although billed as detective stories, these are instead a collection of tales of political satire The Man Who Knew Too Much is Horne Fisher, who is related to or knows most of the British ruling political class Although a series of murders take place, nothing is ever done about them because of who is involved with each of them, and the consequences of letting the public know what they have done Chesterton was not a socialist, but he did have a feel for the common man and his struggles, and it sh [...]
Eight short stories with a detective unlike many others, because this one knows a little too much about the matters that he finds himself in, and that sometimes can be a problem, believe it or not With his usual fluid and clean style, G.K Chesterton gives us different tales as he did in his many Father Brown stories this is a terrific read and since they are short tales, you can read them over breakfast, commuting, at lunch or a quiet moment when you re just need a little something special for y [...]
I was expecting a collection of Holmesian mystery stories Instead I was faced with what I assume is social satire, but of an age and a nation I m not familiar with The prose is dense, overly descriptive, and to my mind inelegant The characters are one dimensional and utterly unbelievable I can t say I actively disliked this book, as parts of it were clever and entertaining, but finishing it definitely took a certain amount of willpower.
A collection of eight short mysteries, whodunits , all connected by the same characters Horne Fisher and Harold March Some of the short mysteries are better than others, a few quite defy belief and some are not politically correct by any means The Face In The Target and The Vengence of the Statue were the two stronger mysteries in my opinion.Not a great deal of characterisation, but wonderful for atmosphere, time and place.
Eight stories featuring the title character, Home Fisher, a perceptive solver of crimes who does not indict his criminals, because he knows too much of the background story and the dangers into which the nation would fall if certain things were revealed The stories The Face in the Target The Vanishing Prince The Soul of the Schoolboy The Bottomless Well The Hole in the Wall The Fad of the Fisherman The Fool of the Family The Vengeance of the Statue
Reading any Chesterton book is like hanging out with a great friend His writing is comfortable and companionable.More of a meditation on the nature of mystery and the mysterious than a proper collection of detective or crime stories they are still tightly written and compelling.
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