Third Policeman (New edition)


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A masterpiece of black humour from the renown comic and acclaimed author of `At Swim-Two-Birds' - Flann O'Brien. A thriller, a hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender, brief, unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt, `The Third Policeman' is comparable only to `Alice in Wonderland' as an allegory of the absurd. Distinguished by endless comic invention and its delicate ...

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Tracey S

Aug 1, 2013

Great read

This is a wonderfully black and slightly mad book. I loved it for its eccentricity and insanity. A great read and a wonderful introduction to Flann O'Brien's books.

Michael L

May 3, 2012

I laughed on darn near every page. O'Brien is a gem of a humorist. Do yourself a favor and check out his work.


Apr 4, 2007

A delight!

This is a whimsical romp through the English language and an Irish fantasy world alike. O'Brien constantly confounds the reader and conjures up unforgettably ridiculous imagery to support a cast that defies description. A funny and spellbinding story.


Mar 28, 2007


Don't give up while reading this book. The last page is the key to the story so just have faith until then. O'brien always delivers.

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