History Literature / TheThirdPoliceman

4th May '16 6:20:44 AM Folamh3
Is there an issue? Send a Message
1st May '16 11:32:43 PM crashkey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GainaxEnding: Inverted. Although the ending is open to interpretation and it's certainly weird in itself, if you view it the way the author did ([[spoiler:that the narrator is in hell]]) then it's the only thing in the book that ''does'' make sense.
4th Aug '15 10:15:15 PM crashkey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:


Notably, The Third Policeman is considered one of the very first [[{{Postmodernism}} postmodernist]] works, despite being written long before the movement began in earnest.

''Some trope titles below are spoilers in themselves.''
31st Jul '15 4:43:59 PM cillianflood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NoNameGiven: The narrator. Curiously, the narrator himself ''forgets'' his own name.

to:

* NoNameGiven: The narrator. Curiously, the narrator himself ''forgets'' his own name. He randomly decides to name is soul Joe however though but it's quite clearly a different character...somehow.
14th Jul '15 6:14:56 PM JakesBrain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InsaneTrollLogic: Much of the book runs on this, with the policemen giving long exegeses on things that are fundamentally nonsensical, absurd, or outright impossible.



* KarmaHoudini: Subverted - [[spoiler:Divney gets away scot-free with killing the narrator and stealing Mathers' money. However, the ending makes it clear that, in death, he will experience exactly the same fate as the narrator]].

to:

* KarmaHoudini: Subverted - -- [[spoiler:Divney gets away scot-free with killing the narrator and stealing Mathers' money. However, the ending makes it clear that, in death, he will experience exactly the same fate as the narrator]].
7th May '14 6:36:44 AM LongLiveHumour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland: The novel's setting (initially, at any rate).



* StrokeCountry: The novel's setting (initially, at any rate).
23rd Mar '14 4:48:42 AM SeptimusHeap
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''The Third Policeman'' is a darkly comic novel by Irish author Flann O'Brien, best known for his earlier work ''Literature/{{At Swim-Two-Birds}}''. Written between 1939 and 1940, it didn't receive publication until 1967, after the author's death.

to:

''The Third Policeman'' is a darkly comic novel by Irish author Flann O'Brien, best known for his earlier work ''Literature/{{At Swim-Two-Birds}}''.''Literature/AtSwimTwoBirds''. Written between 1939 and 1940, it didn't receive publication until 1967, after the author's death.
29th Apr '13 7:08:02 PM JakesBrain
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The first police station is an example of this too. When the narrator first sees it [[spoiler:(and when he first sees it ''again'' later)]], it looks impossibly two-dimensional, like a roadside billboard; he has to get practically right in front of it to be able to tell that it's a real building.
9th Sep '12 10:16:59 AM Folamh3
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''The Third Policeman'' is a comic novel by Irish author Flann O'Brien, best known for his earlier work ''Literature/{{At Swim-Two-Birds}}''. Written between 1939 and 1940, it didn't receive publication until 1967, after the author's death.

to:

''The Third Policeman'' is a darkly comic novel by Irish author Flann O'Brien, best known for his earlier work ''Literature/{{At Swim-Two-Birds}}''. Written between 1939 and 1940, it didn't receive publication until 1967, after the author's death.
9th Sep '12 10:16:42 AM Folamh3
Is there an issue? Send a Message
This list shows the last 10 events of 20. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.TheThirdPoliceman