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On your bike...,
This review is from: The Third Policeman (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) (Kindle Edition)
The Third Policeman is a far from easy novel to describe. I could relate the basics of the plot - murderous Irishman comes across a rural police station where the officers have an obsession with bicycles - but that's really not the point. It's funny, its surreal, its clever... but then so are lots of novels. There's just something special about The Third Policeman that makes it far more than the sum of its parts.
It's a novel which should appeal to fans of Kurt Vonnegut, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams and Laurence Sterne. At times it's a bit like The Trial, rewritten by James Joyce as a Monty Python sketch.
Put simply, The Third Policeman is utterly brilliant. And I'm not going to spoil it by revealing any more.