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The Third Policeman
« on: May 25, 2006, 03:19:00 PM »
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Policeman
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Re: The Third Policeman
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 12:23:45 AM »
I don't seethe connection with Lostbut had someinteresting stuff like changing ofpersonalities o hte bicycles and rearranging atomst hat couldtie in in season three.

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2006, 09:49:11 AM »
It appears the book points to a 'reality' that is not what it seems.  That quick synopsis is probably not enough to get the tone of the book.

For the person-bicycle transferrance - could this be a hint to the fact that the 'others' have completely blurred the line at this point between their experiments and their personalities?

There is also the search for the black box, echoing the black\white and search themes.


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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2006, 11:21:25 PM »
It appears the book points to a 'reality' that is not what it seems.  That quick synopsis is probably not enough to get the tone of the book.

For the person-bicycle transferrance - could this be a hint to the fact that the 'others' have completely blurred the line at this point between their experiments and their personalities?

There is also the search for the black box, echoing the black\white and search themes.


Good points on the black box(ying yang) and the bicycle people comparison to the Others.

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Re: The Third Policeman
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 05:28:27 PM »
post something

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2006, 06:12:11 PM »
Ok

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Re: The Third Policeman
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006, 04:02:37 PM »
good book

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2006, 08:20:41 PM »
yes :D

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Re: The Third Policeman
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2007, 06:44:34 PM »
is there any significance to the fact that the main character has been dead the majority of the book?

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Re: The Third Policeman
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007, 10:26:53 PM »
I saw it as a plot device by the author. The producers stated in one of their podcasts that this is not purgatory, so I don't think the losties are dead.