History Literature / TheThirdPoliceman

25th Aug '16 8:59:41 AM 06tele
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* 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.

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* NoNameGiven: The narrator. Curiously, the narrator himself ''forgets'' his own name. He randomly Once he starts having conversations with his soul he decides to name is call his soul Joe however though Joe, but it's quite clearly a different character...somehow.exactly what relationship they have, or how he's able to do that, is not made clear.
25th Aug '16 8:55:48 AM 06tele
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Women barely feature in the book, even the narrator's mother is not much more than a vague memory for him. On the other hand, look at the relationships the men in the book have with their bicycles...


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* StealthPun: See VillageBicycle.
4th May '16 6:20:44 AM Folamh3
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1st May '16 11:32:43 PM crashkey
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* 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
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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
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* NoNameGiven: The narrator. Curiously, the narrator himself ''forgets'' his own name.

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* 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
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* 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]].

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* 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
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* 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
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''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.

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''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
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** 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.
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