At Swim Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien

This novel is a complex, metafictional work that weaves together three separate narratives. The first is about a lazy, hard-drinking college student living with his uncle, the second is about a devilish Pooka and a loquacious old man, and the third is about a fictional character named Finn who seeks revenge on his author for creating him poorly. The narratives eventually intersect in a unique and humorous way, challenging traditional ideas of story structure and character autonomy.

The 274th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1111

Since this book was first published in 1939, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1111.0.

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