Thursday, October 14, 2010

Top 10 cycling novels

William Fotheringham is the Guardian's cycling columnist and the author of Cyclopedia: It's All About the Bike.

For his newspaper, he named a top ten list of cycling novels. One title on the list:
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

Magical realist detective story by one of Ireland's greats, featuring a pair of bike-mad policemen, celebrated for the "atomic theory" according to which bike nuts become half-man, half bike and the machines develop human characteristics. "You can tell a man with a lot of bike in his veins by his walk," writes O'Brien. Some may question whether this is fiction.
Read about the other novels on Fotheringham's list.

Flann O'Brien is on Max McGuinness' list of four unjustly overlooked Irish writers.

Also see Matt Seaton's top 10 books about cycling.

--Marshal Zeringue