History Literature / TheThirdPoliceman

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.
9th Sep '12 10:16:59 AM Folamh3
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''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.
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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.
9th Sep '12 10:16:42 AM Folamh3
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21st Jun '12 6:09:27 AM Folamh3
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20th Jun '12 1:57:51 PM Folamh3
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* KarmaHoudini: If the narration is to be believed, [[spoiler:Divney gets away scot-free with killing the narrator and stealing Mathers' money]].
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* KarmaHoudini: If the narration is to be believed, Subverted - [[spoiler:Divney gets away scot-free with killing the narrator and stealing Mathers' money]].money. However, the ending makes it clear that, in death, he will experience exactly the same fate as the narrator]].
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