The Third Policeman

O'Brien, Flann

| 1993

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The Third Policeman is Flann O'Brien's brilliantly dark comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botched robbery and brutal murder, the novel follows him and his adventures in a two-dimensional police station where, through the theories of the scientist/philosopher de Selby, he is introduced to "Atomic Theory" and its relation to bicycles, the existence of eternity (which turns out to be just down the road), and de Selby's view that the earth is not round but "sausage-shaped." With the help of his newly found soul named "Joe, " he grapples with the riddles and contradictions that three eccentric policeman present to him.The last of O'Brien's novels to be published, The Third Policeman joins O'Brien's other fiction (At Swim-Two-Birds, The Poor Mouth, The Hard Life, The Best of Myles, and The Dalkey Archive)...

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2014-01-10

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Äntligen blev det Flann O'Brien. Jag älskar denna typ av humor. galen, mycket baserad på språkliga krumbukter och, nämnde jag det, helgalen. En vandring i en irländsk skärseld full av poliser och cyklar, cyklar och absurda händelser. I samma anda som George Perec och Mario Vargas Llosa (Tant Julia och författaren). Läslycka!

Per Englund

2011-10-29

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En märkligt underbar historia.

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Anna Östling

2011-03-06

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Kanske inte den bästa, men ändå en bra ramberättelse om natten, döden och mycket annat.