On the face of it, this is a novel about an invalid woman travelling to Spain to see a specialist doctor, supported by her daughter. While the story is told in the first person (by Sofia), the victim in this story is ostensibly (at least at first) her mother, Rose, who suffers from many ailments... Continue Reading →
The novel starts as it means to go on, painting a grim scene of death and desolation following an autumn gale in London, where the story begins. Our narrator (known only by his childhood nickname, Tonto), recounts the story of what happened at the Loney in flashback, following news reports of the body of a... Continue Reading →
The Third Policeman by Flann O’ Brien is a brilliantly dark tale of one man’s mysterious quest to find a black box. An unsung literary masterpiece, this book takes you on a disturbing and equally ridiculous journey to eternity.