Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
The Club Of Queer Trades
by G.K. Chesterton
G.K. Chesterton noted for his Father Brown stories and The Man Who Was Thursday among his fiction works as well as a noted essayist for The Everlasting Man and Orthodoxy, in 1905 penned a series of unusual stories that he linked together with the final story of the collection to construct, what is called these days, a novella titled The Club Of Queer Trades. The hero of this collection is Basil Grant, a retired judge who figures out the mysteries of each story. His fellow participants in these adventures are Rupert Grant, his younger brother and amateur sleuth and Charles Swinburne, a friend and the stories’ narrator. From the ‘The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown’ when a retired major becomes embroiled in someone else’s gruesome fantasy, ‘The Singular Speculation of the House Agent’, where the trio track down a retired lieutenant to the countryside where he is living in a tree house, he found through a House Agent who deals in tree house rentals and purchases to ‘The Awful Reason Of The Vicar’s Visit’ where what is told may not be what really is, the reader is led on an intriguing maze that seems to have no rhyme or reason until the final story, ‘The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady’ where the pieces of the puzzle come together and the reader finds out about the Club of Queer Trades.
Chesterton’s writing flows smoothly whether it is narrative or dialogue and he has constructed stories that keep the reader wondering what will happen next. Do find out Come over to Logos and get your copy of The Club Of Queer Trades. While you are up here check other writings of Chesterton like the Father Brown stories, The Man Who Was Thursday, Four Faultless Felons, The Napoleon Of Notting Hill, The Man Who Kew Too Much and Paradoxes Of Mr. Pond for fiction, and The Everlasting Man, Heretics, Orthodoxy, Tremendous Trifles and What’s Wrong With The World for nonfiction.
There are plenty of other good books as well as fine greeting cards, music and gift items and appropriate gift selections for Rosh Hashanah. Check the schedule below to see what is happening this fall at Logos!
Upcoming Events At Logos Bookstore
Tuesday, September 4 and Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 7 P.M, Sit-n- Knit, Logos’ resident knitting group meets.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss March By Geraldine Brooks.
Monday, September 10, 2007 at 7 P.M. The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will discuss Jesus/Sermon on The Mount and more.
Wed., October 3, 2007 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Fall Of The House of Usher and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe.
Transit: 4,5,6 Subways to Lexington Avenue and 86th St, M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.),
M15 Bus (1st & 2nd Aves.)