Rob Wringham on THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LUNCH
Rob Wringham on Flann O’Brien’s THE THIRD POLICEMAN
Freedom, adventure, resourcefulness, mischief.
Strutting, superior but somehow also self- deprecating.
Logic reigns supreme in Wonderland.
His was a nuts-and-bolts science fiction.
A cocktail of wit and chaos.
The first non-human HiLo Hero!
The remotest and loneliest astronaut.
Cult genius or filthy weirdo? Duh. He’s both.
“My fate lies not in the stars, but in a star: myself.”
Acrobatic satire of American go-getter culture.
He wrote a funny, angry portrait of working-class life.
One of the greatest comedic actors and directors of all time.
He envisions a library system that is truly for all.
His boarding-school girls smoked, gambled and even murdered.
“Love may fail, but courtesy will prevail.”
She described her true self as an old woman chain-smoking on a front step.
“Humour can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle.”
Grinding repetition and passive-aggressive monotony.
“Let terror have his way, for he’s the best friend you’ve got.”
The sexagenarian amateur who revolutionized crime scene investigation.
Awesome and devastating, yet naive and vulnerable.