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At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
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bookshelves: novels, pogue-mahone, tortured-artists, penguin-classics, dalkey-by-proxy, nonreviews
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Flann O'Brien
“I saw that my witticism was unperceived and quietly replaced it in the treasury of my mind.”
Flann O'Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds


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message 1: by Manny (new)

Manny Yes, but who shot the chauffeur?


Kris Thank you for lifting the veil on caudal fetishism. This review is a public service.


David Katzman Four stars? You're crazy. This is five stars at minimum.


message 4: by Nate D (new)

Nate D This is a splendid thing, this thing that you have done.


message 5: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls I shot the chauffeur (it was a public service) but was only awarded four stars despite them telling me it was splendid thing that I had done, a far far better thing than I did then than I had ever done.


Kris MJ wrote: "I shot the chauffeur (it was a public service) but was only awarded four stars despite them telling me it was splendid thing that I had done, a far far better thing than I did then than I had ever ..."

And even more brilliance. Synthesist extraordinaire.


David Katzman Chauffeurs are a private service. I'm at swim, too, birds.


message 8: by Richard (last edited Sep 24, 2012 11:01AM) (new)

Richard MJ wrote: "I shot the chauffeur (it was a public service) but was only awarded four stars despite them telling me it was splendid thing that I had done, a far far better thing than I did then than I had ever done."

I suppose that quote was from the tail end of A Tale of Two Birds?

Well, you may have shot the chauffeur. I, however, shot the sheriff, who had only one star, unfortunately. (But I didn't shoot no deputy.)


message 9: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls FUNNY COMMENT ERROR 301
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message 10: by Kris (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kris MJ wrote: "FUNNY COMMENT ERROR 301
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The server must be overloaded again. At least we didn't have to see the little girl on the chair reading....


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard Kris wrote: "MJ wrote: "FUNNY COMMENT ERROR 301
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The server must be overloaded again. At least we didn't have to see the little girl on the chair reading...."


We must be thankful for small mercies, I suppose. But instead we get CurmudgeoNet 3.0.


message 12: by MJ (last edited Sep 24, 2012 12:15PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Kris wrote: "The server must be overloaded again. At least we didn't have to see the little girl on the chair reading...."

You mean Little Miss Fascist?

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message 13: by Kris (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kris MJ wrote: "Kris wrote: "The server must be overloaded again. At least we didn't have to see the little girl on the chair reading...."

You mean Little Miss Fascist?

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It all becomes clear now....

I knew she was up to no good.


David Katzman There's a snap for that. SNAP!


message 15: by Steve (new)

Steve Caudal fetishism is my favorite phrase of the day.

And where did you come up with that little fascist? I'll never think of her as anything else from now on.


message 16: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Steve wrote: "And where did you come up with that little fascist? "

A tail tale I won't tell.


message 17: by Ian (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ian Vinogradus This review was enthusiastically recommended to me as a good example of MJ's sense of humour, and I have to agree that it is.


message 18: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Thanks, but with the adjustments:

This review was enthusiastically recommended to me as a good example of MJ's sense of humour, and I have to agree that it is.


message 19: by Ian (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ian Vinogradus This was recommended to me as an example of MJ's sense of humour, and I agree that it is.


message 20: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Thanks, but with the adjustments:

This was recommended to me as an example of MJ's sense of humour, and I agree that it is . . .


message 21: by Ian (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ian Vinogradus This example of MJ's sense of humour is . . .


Megha Ian wrote: "This example of MJ's sense of humour is . . ."

...enthusiastically recommended to Ian as a good one and he agrees that it is.


message 23: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Thanks, but with the adjustments:

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message 24: by Ian (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ian Vinogradus --------------------------


message 25: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Perfect. Thank you very much, sir.


message 26: by Kris (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kris Ian wrote: "--------------------------"

The minimalist book blurb.


message 27: by Ian (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ian Vinogradus This thread was enthusiastically recommended to me as a good example of MJ's sense of humour, and I have to agree that it is.


message 28: by Kris (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kris Steve wrote: "Caudal fetishism is my favorite phrase of the day.

And where did you come up with that little fascist? I'll never think of her as anything else from now on."


MJ is shaping our consciousness, step by step.


message 29: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Perfect. Thank you very much, sir.
Perfect. Thank you very much, ma'am.


message 30: by Kris (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kris No, I thank you, sir.

{Noting your environmental consciousness as shown in thoughtful recycling of comment.}


message 31: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls This review is a public service.


message 32: by Kris (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kris MJ wrote: "This review is a public service."

Moment of silence in Appreciation.


message 33: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Kris wrote: "Moment of silence in Appreciation."

Ian is feeling left out. Or, as he would put it, This thread was enthusiastically recommended to me as a good example of MJ's sense of humour, and I have to agree that it is.


message 34: by Kris (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kris MJ wrote: "Kris wrote: "Moment of silence in Appreciation."

Ian is feeling left out. Or, as he would put it, This thread was enthusiastically recommended to me as a good example of MJ's sense of humour, and ..."


Well, I am certain your good will visit to his thread cheered him up. Another public service from you - and the day is still young.


message 35: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Its difficult to say if Little Miss Fascist wins over iP*r*t*s - its a very close call.


message 36: by Kris (last edited Sep 25, 2012 01:41AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kris Andrea wrote: "Its difficult to say if Little Miss Fascist wins over iP*r*t*s - its a very close call."

iKnow. I love that image. Now, if she were dressed as a pirate.... GR M*sh*p.


message 37: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca This thread is a public service.


message 38: by Traveller (new)

Traveller Enthusiastic example of good humor.. i mean.. um..

..but that's Alice! She was always a little facist, is why Wonderland had to educate her in the wonders of wonder.

Does this post seem weird and jumbled and nonsensical?

Never fear, there is method in the madness...


David Katzman I offer my condolences at this public service for the death of humor.


message 40: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls There's no you in humor.


message 41: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca MJ, you've hewed more than enough, already.


David Katzman Au contraire, two yous, with humour.


message 43: by Steve (new)

Steve There's no I in team, as tens of thousands of American football coaches are fond of pointing out. I wonder if any player has ever mentioned the "me" in the word.


message 44: by matt (new) - rated it 5 stars

matt Loved this review! Check out my own: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 45: by Catherine (new) - added it

Catherine cute! I was laughing so hard! loved it! :)


message 46: by Richard (new)

Richard Looking at the review and comments again. Laughing my tail off.


message 47: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls This comment thread is a good example of MJ's sense of humour.


message 48: by Richard (new)

Richard MJ wrote: "This comment thread is a good example of MJ's sense of humour."

Someone should let MJ know. He would be so pleased to hear it.


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