The Dalkey Archive

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Harper Perennial, 2007 - Ireland - 192 pages
A riotous depiction of the extraordinary events surrounding theologian and mad scientist De Selby's attempt to destroy the world by removing all the oxygen from the atmosphere. Only Michael Shaughnessy and James Joyce can stop the inimitable De Selby in his tracks.

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Sometimes I start books on a dare. I think that the book is going to be inaccessible because the author has a reputation. I chose this one sort of at random, because I had heard many good things about ... Read full review

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I am not sure what I'm reading and the vernacular is strange. But each time I pick up the Archive I fall right into the story. I am enjoying it but certain that I am not getting it. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Flann O'Brien was one of the many pseudonyms of Brian O'Nolan, author of the classic novel 'At-Swim-

Two-Birds' and, under the name Myles na Gopaleen, writer of a celebrated satirical column in the Irish Times which appeared daily for almost thirty years. Highly praised by Samuel Beckett and James Joyce, amongst others, O'Brien is regarded as one of the great comic writers of the twentieth century. He died in 1966.

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