Perfect oddball satire of wretchedly poor turn-of-the-20th-century rural Irish life. Every meal is potatoes, every day is a downpour, and no one knows anything about the outside world. Flann O’Brien’s writing can’t be neatly defined–it’s funny without really being comic, surreal but about daily life. This one serves as a good intro to O’Brien, too, at just over 100 pages.
Dec 08 2016