At Swim-Two-Birds

At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien is an absurd mix of myth and Irish folklore told through the bleary lens of too much booze. At times it’s confusing as the main character is a student and author who, when he’s not drinking with his buddies, lays in bed and lets the disparate characters in his mind float freely about to interact in frenzied and often funny scenarios. The author’s language and style are unique to say the least, and that singular style is the most enjoyable aspect of his jumble of farce, satire, and nonsense.

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