NPR stories about Flann O'Brien
Writer Charles Baxter offers praise for Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman, which can be confusing, comical and harrowing. "Novels like The Third Policeman can sometimes throw readers into a panic," Baxter says. "They ask, 'What on earth is this?"
Jim Ruland explains how an obscure Irish novel called The Third Policeman recently earned some new fans after the book made a very brief appearance on the hit ABC drama Lost. The book's cover appeared in a scene in a darkened room for about one second — but it was enough.