The Third Policeman
A thriller, a hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender, brief, unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt, ‘The Third Policeman’ is comparable only to ‘Alice in... show more
A thriller, a hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender, brief, unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt, ‘The Third Policeman’ is comparable only to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as an allegory of the absurd. Distinguished by endless comic invention and its delicate balancing of logic and fantasy, ‘The Third Policeman’ is unique in the English language.
Publish date: October 1st 1976
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Going to put this book on hold til I get the German edition so I can read it in my native language. I'm not ashamed to admit that the original one is a little too exhausting for me ^^
Organizing your thoughts and articulating them in a concise and clever fashion is hard so here's me rambling on for a while!First off, this took me...hold on...more than four months to read. 200 pages. Four months. Pathetic. Of course I wasn't reading it throughout the entire four months, I had sort...
Why did I read it? It was recommended to me by the son of an Irish author as essential reading. What's it about? Yes, I'm still trying to figure it out. What did I like? The narration by Jim Norton was fine and the audio was clear. As to the book: A very different style of book from my usu...
Bizarrely good. An aura of strangeness tinged the first few pages, and then it intensified, and then there was a surreal tumble down the rabbit hole into a very curious world. A place where "...the trees were active where they stood." You need to "use your internal imagination". Descriptions and ...
What I like and dislike about the Third Policeman would all be classified as spoilers, I think. I hate that kind of review.It is, at least, interesting and more than simply weird.