First off...Happy New Year to Y'all...here's hoping your Holidays were Blessed with Joy! Day 9,we're off & running.I'm working on some Blogging ideas,etc that will be Fun,Learning Experiences,Travel,Food,Books and anything that gets my Fancy!
NOW, about Part 3. If Truth be told,I was overwhelmed by the deliciousness of the Mind Travel that G.K.Chesterton offered in "The Complete Father Brown Stories"...just couldn't put it into words how much I enjoyed this 787 pages of fine print,usage of words I'd never seen before in my LIFE and the fact it appeared in print around 1911.
Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G.K.Chesterton who stars in 51 detective short stories (and two framing vignettes). Most of which were later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor (1870–1952), a parish priest who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922. The relationship was recorded by O'Connor in his 1937 book "Father Brown on Chesterton.
The methodology of Chesterton writing takes one mind to a level of intensity of holding on to the side rail of a Bullet Train traveling at 500 mile per hour ...Like daring oneself to jump off the Cray-Cray Merry-Go-Round spinning out of control....Like Insanity...reading story after story & expecting a SANE conclusion,etc....!
For unlike the more famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes,Father Brown's methods tend to be "INTUITIVE" rather than "Deductive"! He explains his method in "The Secret of Father Brown": "You see, I had murdered them all myself.I had planned out each of the crimes very carefully. I had thought out exactly how a thing like that could be done, and in what style or state of mind a man could really do it. And when I was quite sure that I felt exactly like the murderer myself, of course I knew who he was."
"Kinds of Reasoning Intuitive,Deductive and Inductive"
I knew I was in for a RIDE when I read the first story. Having been an early student (12th Grade HS) of Philosophy_I wrote a Term paper on "The Aristotelian Method of Thought v Platonism"_ (received A+,still have that paper!)_ & later attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law_this was gonna be GOOD! AND...my Mother (88years old) & I created a Weekly Phone Call Book Club_so she was reading it at the same time.We both were saying & feeling the same thing about the stories. We wanted to finish the last page_& when we did_We wanted to START all over again.......our ~Little Grey Cells~ Hercule Poirot~ were in overdrive on "Pure Unadulterated Testosterone" Male & Female!!
...put me in a "Confused YET Happy State of Mind"...trying to figure it all out.Just when I thought I knew_Who Dunnit_WRONG! And then Chesterton threw the "Paradox"device in_(concerned with perception of the extraordinary within the seemingly most ordinary),parables with moral overtones,poetry,witty and fundamental truth & other clever writing devices!!
It is said that no other writer since has been able to match the original detective work of the little Priest Father Brown....not even Agatha Christie. Chesterton's writings on Father Brown are ....Indeed,Magical! Consider "MY"...
Sometime in the near future,I plan to read the complete stories AGAIN!!! If you'd like to catch the Essence of Father Brown_ PBS offers these DVDs_ The NEW Series:
Or ,the Old version:
I prefer the newer version_but watched both!
So ,let's get 2015 started...See Ya Next Time!!!!!