Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman is a novel distinguished by endless comic invention and a delicate balancing of logic and fantasy.
A thriller; a hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force; a surrealistic vision of eternity; the story of a tender and brief unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle; and a chilling fable of unending guilt, The Third Policeman is an allegory of the absurd.
A Quare One
I sensed him looking at me as I sat in the tobacco fug of the Palace Bar in Dublin’s Fleet Street back in the ’60s engrossed in Joyce’s Dubliners. His scrutiny from the adjacent bar stool was...Read more