compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
than he which The Guardian most poignantly referred to
in their article entitled THE EMPATHIC DETECTIVE namely
G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown, truly a man of GOD with
an inimitable understanding of the very pertinent fact
that GOD has no religion.
"Chesterton's conscious aim in writing the Father Brown
stories was to subvert the misconception that priests
must be unworldly innocents ignorant of the world.
Instead it turns out that Brown (like his "real-life model",
Father John O'Connor) is shockingly well informed about
the most surprising of sins. Brown's life as a priest brings
into the tales enigmas that a detective might not be
expected to solve: not just whodunit, but the ultimate
"Father Brown is one of my favourite fictional detectives
because G. K. Chesterton embodied him with a wonderful
Father Brown stories lie in their diversity (brilliant,
contemplative and bizarre - sometimes all at once)
consistent cleverness and wide range of themes (far more
depth then I usually expect from mysteries).
'The Complete Father Brown' is a volume packed with so
much top-notch quality material that one read really only
captures the surface. I now understand completely why
Chesterton's Father Brown was so transformative for the
mystery genre (especially when other similar authors like
Agatha Christie seem superficial by comparison)".
Father Brown originally appeared in 53 short stories
published between 1910 and 1936 and the BBC’s unlikely
worldwide hit of the sleuthing priest has resulted in
Father Brown becoming a global star, after the BBC series
was picked up by 232 countries.
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