Kim shakes his dad awake, but dad doesn't feel like getting up. Instead, he tells Kim that children who get up too early on Saturdays are in danger of being arrested by the Get-up Police.
When that isn't enough to quiet Kim down, Dad tells him that there are even more police departments to worry about. Like the Ask-a-Lot Police. Not to mention the Nagging Police. In other words, there are plenty of reasons to settle down and leave Dad in peace.
Or are there?
Policeland is a humorous play on the threats felt by adults, the fears faced by children and the fantasies experienced by both.
Very few writers can like Loe take a non-story of a fathers boring reluctance to get out of bed, and make it flourish in wildgrowing tales, both scary and exciting. Thore Hansens twisted drawings underline the surrealism with expressive and harsh satire.
FIVE STARS OUT OF SIX
BERLINGSKE TIDENDE, Denmark
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