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The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
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Apr 03, 2011

really liked it

They often say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in the case of this book, don’t judge it by its title. While the book sounds downright boring at first, the reader will quickly find that the title has little to do with this brilliantly imaginative story. Irish boy JJ Liddy and his family are naturally gifted music players with a hidden secret that JJ struggles with. Along with this struggle, the town is always in a rush, wishing for more time. On his quest for the missing time he discovers the truth about his past and ultimately himself. While the title seems unfitting at first, when the book comes to a close, the mysterious pieces of the story all fall into place, making the title clearer. While the author could have used a different title more fitting to the book, the elusive title adds intrigue to the book. Additionally, the story itself is captivating and the plot immediately pulls you in. Overall, this clever novel combines elements of Irish folklore and history into a story that people of all ages are able to enjoy.
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