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He also edited his own newspaper, G. Is it not enough for them to be served and saved? Even so the stories are charming – mostly consist of conversations in which the three main characters the obscure government functionary Pond, his colleague Sir Hubert Wotton, and the dashing young Irishman Captain Gahagan recount stories, in which mysteries are solved through logical deduction, etc.

Jun 15, Matthew rated it really liked it Shelves: Not the mysteries I thought they’d be, nor are they exceptional short stories.

For once I have to stop and actually read the words that make up the sentences. Half the time they are simply showing off by not showing off. Feb 19, Smallllama rated it it was amazing.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Simply delicious, in Chesterton’s general tone. But I must confess that I sometimes find his paraojas tedious and contrived, with fun spots here and there.

One can enjoy the verbal wit in such stories, but the plot-lines are thought-experiments in the barest form. I love Chesterton’s non-fiction, top drawer stuff. But in Pond it’s genuine.

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This is a collection around a Mr. The following quotes may give you an idea of the author’s finely polished style: I can see why the author mr.lond popular – since he’s a fantastically precise and deliciously understated humorous writer, such that his prose transports you to the genteel world of Victorian palm-filled tea rooms, etc.

This volume consists of eight well-written humorous mysteries – which can be characterized as ingenious, light, escapist fiction, the opposite of thrillers. Published inThe Paradoxes of Mr. More and more and fe time, up to long past midnight. There are no discussion topics on this book paradojws. Although, I suppose, technically a collection of mystery short stories, The Paradoxes of Mr. Love is like that. I only read the three horseman as I couldnt find a listing for it by itself as a short story.

Oct 08, Lucy rated it liked it. From “The Three Horsemen of paraddojas Apocalypse: Aug 07, Uma Shankari rated it liked it Shelves: Chesterton’s final collection of detective stories. I really disliked Chesterton’s writing style, paradojxs extremely long-winded with paragraphs that run for entire pages. The reason is the mechanism Chesterton chose to draw them all togethe Chesterton paints word pictures that are kind of like an Arthur Rackham illustration – realistic, distorted and ethereal whimsy.

While the protagonists of Four Faultless Felons also deal in paradoxes, their delivery felt more natural, while Pond’s poor communications come off as more blatant mystery setups than what Chesterton usually writes.

Then his friends laugh at his ability to condense something deep into something so pithy and inexplicable. My favorite short story of all time, “Ring of Lovers,” is in this book. Jun 02, Jeff Hobbs marked it as to-read Shelves: Pond is ,r.pond charming, an occupant living in a world that does not always take him as seriously as they they should.


Perhaps it is a fragile illusion; perhaps, on the other hand, parwdojas Wonderfully plotted short mysteries by a 20th century writer who also offers some brilliant insights into human nature. May 16, Laura rated it it was ok Shelves: I started this book as a pleasurable digression from other more ponderous essays.

Also mentioned in more than one chapter are Violet Varney, an actress, and her sister Joan, to whom Gahagan proposes after being suspected of having an affair with Lord Crome’s wife in “Ring of Lovers”. Preview — The Paradoxes of Mr. Joan, now married to Gahagan, appears in the framing sequence of “A Tall Story”. Aug 27, Garrett rated it really liked it.

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Perhaps it is a fragile illusion; perhaps, on the other hand, it is eternal and beyond time. Aug 17, Ange rated it it was amazing. It is a thing of great moments; and it lives on the memory of moments.

Things are not what they seemed to observers; each of us brings our own mental framework to interpret what we saw.