“Lost” and “The Third Policeman”?

An alleged spoiler…

20/02/06: Update on the connections between Lost and the Third Policeman here »
Allegedly, in the 3rd episode of the forthcoming “Lost” season #2, the book “The Third Policeman” by Flann O’Brien “will be prominently featured at a key moment.” It “was chosen very specifically for a reason.”
Hmm. You can probably guess why.
This is the source of the rumour, here.
The Emmy-award winning television show Lost will, in the October 5th episode, feature Flann O’Brien’s novel The Third Policeman in a way that will purportedly provide key insight into the show’s omnipresent mystery and uncertainty. Lost, with an audience of 31 million viewers, is one of the most popular and talked-about shows on television. Since the story was first reported by the Chicago Tribune on September 21, Dalkey Archive Press has sold thousands of copies of the novel. The book has also reached the top 100 on Amazon.com.
Hit Television Show Lost to Feature The Third Policeman »
Lostpedia entry on The Third Policeman »
hellshaw.com Flann O’Brien page – made by us! »
Flann O’Brien, Comic Genius »
The No Bicycle Page »
Third Policeman Review »
The Third Policeman » (Amazon.com)
Lost – The Complete First Season (2004) » (amazon.com)
The Lost Chronicles : The Official Companion Book » (amazon.com)
The Third Policeman » (amazon.co.uk)
Lost: Season 1 – Part 1 » (amazon.co.uk)
The Lost Chronicles : The Official Companion Book » (amazon.co.uk)

Barry Kavanagh has been thinking, and writing many things, including unpublished novels, all these years. Short fiction of his sees publication from time to time. He has been an organizer of voyages, art spaces, music venues and concert series, and he spearheaded the 'alternative' musical group Dacianos, who deployed five albums in the underground, between 2000 and 2011. His palace is impervious to assault.



  1. Just wondering if anybody had any thoughts of Myles as a character, or an Irish actor to play Flann’s alter ego Myles. possibly for a documentary on Irish television

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. We’ve actually finished the documentary and it is to air on RTE1 April 4 at 22:15. Its called “Flann O Brien, The lives of Brian”.

  3. Me and my bike are ‘one’.
    Part man, Part Chopper I know all historical secrets and my bike has taken on some of my traits too. Oh-er Dark matter enduced fit coming on.

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