That was a pretty good introduction to his style. Chesterton has so much bubbling enthusiasm in his writing that it tends to wander, whether he is writing a novel about a nightmare or not. That being said, if you want something a little less crazy at the end, and a little more religiously engaging you can try his novel The Ball and the Cross which is my personal favorite.Warrior 4 Jesus (post: 1460047) wrote:I've only ever read G.K. Chesterton's A Man Called Thursday but it was very good, if rather odd.
If you want non-fiction, you can't do better than Orthodoxy, which sounds scary but really isn't. Orthodoxy is pure brilliance, I recommend every Christian read it. I know a lot of people recommend Mere Christianity as the best "introductory" Christian apologetic text, but Orthodoxy holds up better and is, I think, more convincing. Many Atheists and such are very adept at countering logical arguments. They aren't used to trying to counter Chesterton's "common sense" so it kind of blindsides them.
Thanks for the recommendation. As a fan of Greene, Waugh, and Chesterton, I will certainly give her writing a shot.Mouse2010 (post: 1460709) wrote:Those of you are fans of Chesterton and Waugh should check out Rumer Godden's novels. Her style is nothing like theirs, but her religious sensibilities are similar (she's another British convert to Roman Catholicism, though a few decades later than Waugh, Greene, and Chesterton). One of her distinctive traits as a novelist is a focus on children --including child narrators-- in novels which are otherwise really for adults, such as the Battle for the Villa Fiorita, which is a fairly unusual novel about adultery. The Greengage Summer is really good, as is In This House of Brede.