Sunday, July 16, 2017

Just the book to give to your sister (Ten Years Ago Today)

Recommendations for Flann O’Brien’s first novel

By Moristotle

[Originally published on July 16, 2007, with links and image of book cover added today.]

“A real writer, with the true comic spirit.” –James Joyce

“If I were cultural dictator in England I would make At Swim-Two-Birds compulsory reading in all universities.” –Philip Toynbee

At Swim-Two-Birds and The Poor Mouth are both marvels of imagination, language, and humor.” –Niall Montgomery, The New Republic

At Swim-Two-Birds is just the book to give your sister, if she’s a loud, dirty, boozy girl.” –Dylan Thomas

Copyright © 2017 by Moristotle


  1. Greetings from the UK.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

    1. Thank you, Andrew! Although the Paris Journal hasn't revealed it yet, my wife and I were in the UK for four nights during our month "in Paris." At some point sooner or later, I will post accounts of our crossing of the English Channel with a Welsh friend, driving with her to Cardiff, visiting her there, her driving us to Ealing, our walks around Walpole Park there (where we met a jeweler named Alfred, who I though for a moment might have left your comment), and our visit to Kew Gardens.