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This time I read it slower, but the magic was still there, how I remembered it. He is happy and manalivee and energetic – like a giant hyperactive kid.

I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite of GKC’s novels, but this one is definitely in the top two Napoleon of Notting Hill being the other.

Get a long way off it: What if there was no other reality after all what if it is all material? Add to Cart Add. This page was last edited on 29 Augustat He has a fantastic understanding of the abundance of life that is present in creation, does a great job pointing out the falsity of modern nihilist thought, and is a genius as he uses paradox to illustrate many of his points.

Who the devil are you that you shouldn’t be unhappy, like the mother that bore you? Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.


This is a book in two parts. We finally got our own copy last year, and it’s been sitting on my TBR shelf ever since – but no more!

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Perhaps the most light-hearted of all Chesterton’s “serious” works, Manalive pits a group of disillusioned manalove people against Mr. Sometimes I want it fast and modern, myself.

Why do criminals break into other people’s homes but no one thinks to break into his or her own house? I want to live in the world of G.

Manalive by G. K. Chesterton

Furthermore, I consider it one of Hollywood’s biggest failures chestetton a movie adaptation starring Robin Williams was never produced. Chesterton has a little thing for alliterations, which is kind of cute.

However, this was wonderful.

He has broken the conventions, but he has kept the commandments. Without a doubt, Innocent Smith is one of the most endearing characters I’ve encountered in all of literature. Ho letto su un sito le regole per leggere Chesterton: Dec 26, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: Man now is not yet the right man. Stick with it – it gets better as you go along I almost quit about 20 pages in, thinking it boringand the ending is especially fun.


MANALIVE manages to be touching, heartfelt, and incredibly life-affirming without resorting–not even for an instant–to saccharinity or melodrama. The mabalive of the story is told through flashbacks during his trial.

He breaks into his own house because he wishes to learn how to covet his own goods. I’d personally recommend reading Orthodoxy first – I felt like a lot of the same ideas were being expressed, but less clearly here.

Preview — Manalive by G. My only criticism is that, on one or two occassions, Chesterton employs such racially-charged language as is anathema in our modern PC society. Michael, the man from mqnalive first dialogue I quoted, finally comes to the conclusion that Innocent “has distinguished between custom and creed. It’s sort of the opposite of the Iliad, which I just finished: Chesterton paints in broad strokes and stark contrasts to show the disparity between full life and the modern man. Chesterton tells the rollicking tale of Innocent Smith, a manalivd who may be crazy-or possibly the most sane man of all.