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The Third Policeman Review: An Insoluble Pancake
Culture & Literature, Literature

The Third Policeman Review: An Insoluble Pancake

You know when a little kid tries to explain something scientific even though they have no clue what they’re talking about so they start spouting absolute bullshit? ‘The Third Policeman’ is that conversation on steroids. The novel, published posthumously by Flann O’Brien, is stocked full of complete and utter nonsense. That being said, it is one of the most fantastical novels I’ve ever read and I cannot recommend it enough.  ‘The Third Policeman’ is, by its own definition, “nearly an insoluble pancake, a conundrum of inscrutable potentialities, a snorter”. The storyline, which is semi-impossible to understand, follows O’Brien’s unnamed protagonist (but who for convenience names his own soul ‘Joe’) through a cyclic hell following his death. The novel is stocked full with eccentric c...
Orbital Magazine receives five nominations in Student Publication Association Awards
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Orbital Magazine receives five nominations in Student Publication Association Awards

Orbital Magazine has been nominated for five Student Publication Association awards, it was announced yesterday evening. The short-lists for the association's prestigious annual awards were announced in nail biting fashion in a five hour live tweeting session. The magazine has been nominated in the Best Design, Best Website and Best Publication categories, while Jessie Beach Thomas and Yasmeen Frasso received individual nominations in the Best Photographer category. Orbital Magazine Editor, Laura Denham, said of the short-lists "I'm so incredibly pleased that the hard work of all our journalists, photographers and board members has been recognised in this year's Student Publication Association awards. "When I became Editor the areas I really wanted to improve were our design, webs...