The Third Policeman

by | Editor: Plume
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Fiction. The last of O'Brien's novels to be published and now reissued by Dalkey Archive, THE THIRD POLICEMAN is Flann O'Brien's brilliant comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botche d r ...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/09/09
not funny, not funny at all. weird and amazing in its apparent clarity, but deep, and with a very convincing cochlear shape. quite an experience. unfortunately, the book is known to the world because of a tv series called "lost": it sold in 3 weeks,...Continua
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Ha scritto il 17/10/08
One of the weirdest books I've ever read. Equal parts murder mystery, gothic horror story, satire, and comedy, it's like a Salvador Dali painting come to life -- nothing is exactly right. Narrated by a nameless man with a wooden leg, it features grot...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/07/08
Clever and original, but not really my cup of tea - quite hard work for a short book. Read it mostly because of the Lost connection. I think I can see a couple of interesting ideas that have/ will be used in the programme. Don't know if I would have...Continua

Ha scritto il Mar 29, 2012, 10:11
It is peculiar that when one expects some horrible incalculable and devastating thing which does not materialize, one is more disappointed than relieved.
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Ha scritto il Mar 29, 2012, 10:09
From this premise he discounts the reality or truth of any progression or serialism in life, denies that time can pass as such in the accepted sense and attributes to hallucinations the commonly experienced sensation of progression as, for instance,...Continua
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Ha scritto il Mar 29, 2012, 09:57
Human existence de Selby has defined as "a succession of static experiences each infinitely brief"
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Ha scritto il Mar 29, 2012, 09:55
"Human existence being an hallucination containing in itself the secondary hallucinations of day and night (the latter an insanitary condition of the atmosphere due to accretions of black air) it ill becomes any man of sense to be concerned at the il...Continua
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