The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien

I re-read this because I'm playing a game called Dark Souls which is, similarly, about doing the same thing again and again and again. I don't normally re-read books because I'm wedded to linear time and I find it hard to keep myself interested, even if the prose is wonderful, if I know how it all turns out. But here the structure is one of repetition, and so reading and re-reading is to immerse oneself in the plight of the characters and so rewards the reader with a strengthened, feedback loop of a narrative alongside the joy of O'Brien's wonderful words.