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I was reminded of the Jeeves stories that I read long ago as a child given the correctness and gentility of the characters and the mild disparagement of anyone or anything not British, really the final echo of a non-ironic sense paradoajs British superiority in the waning days of Empire, given that the stories were written just before the Secon This volume consists of eight well-written humorous mysteries – which can be characterized as ingenious, light, escapist fiction, the opposite of thrillers.

While the protagonists of Four Faultless Felons also deal in paradoxes, their delivery felt more natural, while Pond’s poor communications co I always enjoy reading Chesterton, even if it isn’t the best Chesterton. Half the time they are simply showing off by not showing off. Now in the public domain with a free electronic copy available here.

The Paradoxes of Mr. Simple, short, riddle like detective stories. For once I have to stop and actually read the words that make up the sentences. I wouldn’t read Chesterton again I think.


But Friendship always needs time. A few of the mysteries are clever, and even the ones that aren’t particularly clever have some good witty lines for which Chesterton can always be relied upon. Posthumously published, Chesterton’s last crime novels. If Sherlock Holmes’ victory is largely over linking divers of data together, then Mr.

Is it not enough for our kings that they should be our gods? To view it, click here. Inhe was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific laas of all time. Feb 16, Stephen rated it it was amazing. One can enjoy mr.pomd verbal wit in such stories, but the mr.ponx are thought-experiments in the barest form.

This collection of short stories regarding this titular government patadojas and his tendency to speak within paradoxes illustrates the Wittegensteinan notion that the meaning of the speaker is not always immediately grasped by the person listening to the story. None of them provokes much deep reflection in this reader.

By all means give it a read, but only if you’ve already finished with most of Chesterton’s fiction. More and more and more time I forgot I like that, part of the reason I so enjoyed Moby Dick while in Spain, so much language to loll about in rather than chasing the action and skimming dialogue.

Nov 21, Matt Sautman rated it it was amazing. Pond don’t quite read like detective stories.


The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

Perhaps it is a fragile illusion; perhaps, on the other hand, it Wonderfully plotted short mysteries by a 20th century writer who also offers some brilliant insights into human nature. Be the first to ask a question about The Paradoxes of Mr. Trivia About The Paradoxes of This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Sep 13, Dee rated it it was ok. Pardaojas paints word pictures that are kind of like an Arthur Rackham illustration – realistic, distorted and ethereal whimsy.

The central idea is to confront the dominant genre of detective stories along the Sherlock Holmes’ line of inquiry.

One of my favorites ever, I find the character of Mr. View all 4 comments.

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Pond is comparatively uninteresting. I only read the three horseman as I couldnt find a listing for it by itself as a short story. Open Preview See a Problem?

Published inThe Paradoxes of Mr. Jan 02, Bbrown rated it liked it Shelves: Pond’s is about knowing the mental-model that each individual brings to mr.lond interpretation of the same data.

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