The Uncollected Father Brown Stories ★★✬☆☆

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Title: The Uncollected Father Brown Stories
Series: Father Brown #6
Author: G.K. Chesterton
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 75
Words: 20K


Table of Contents

The Donnington Affair

The Mask of Midas

My Thoughts:

“….you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
~ Revelation 3:15b-16

One week after finishing this collection of 2 stories I can’t remember a thing about them. The Father Brown stories had started to wear on me so I was looking forward to a much shorter experience, but I wasn’t expecting something so completely bland that I forgot it right after reading it.

There was nothing bad but there was nothing good, hence the Bible verse. Thank goodness the Father Brown stories are done!

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

22 thoughts on “The Uncollected Father Brown Stories ★★✬☆☆

    1. Well Little Alex, let me explain how publishing works.
      When a daddy publisher loves a mommy author, a little story is born. but sometimes the Daddy Publisher is a baaaaaaaad man and doesn’t love the little story that the Mommy Author gave him. So he throws it out into the streets. Most of little stories then die in squalid misery. But every once in a while, a nice philanthropist takes care of a Little Story and takes it home and brings it up like it is his own. Then, at just the right time, he brings the Little Story to the publics attention and it becomes a Great Success.

      So there you go.

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  1. Back when I read a Father Brown collection, “bland” was the exact word I used for him. Between that and his annoyingly frequent potshots at Protestantism I never bothered to read any other collections (or uncollections).

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    1. Yeah he REALLY takes potshots at Protestants. Reminds me of early SDA writings and catholics 😀

      But now I’m done with the Father Brown section, so we’ll see what his other writings are like!


    1. Usually something has to be actually bad at something for me to give it a lower than 2 1/2 star rating. If this had been the FIRST Father Brown collection then I might have skipped all the rest. There’s a reason these weren’t collected before 😀


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