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Magnus Mills

Author of The Restraint of Beasts

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Magnus Mills lives in London. (Publisher Provided) Magnus Mills is the author of A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In and six other novels, including The Restraint of Beasts, which won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread (now the Costa) First show more Novel Award in 1999. His most recent novel, A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In, was published to great critical acclaim. His books have been translated into twenty languages. His title, The Field of the Cloth of Gold, made the Goldsmiths Prize shortlist 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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McSweeney's Issue 3: Windfall Republic (1999) — Contributor — 95 copies

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dryly humorous and increasingly sinister
 
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audient_void | 29 other reviews | Jan 6, 2024 |
Really great, quirky little book about the daily life of bus drivers, and their animating philosophies. Was a touch existential and surreal, but in a very, very gentle way.
 
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thisisstephenbetts | 18 other reviews | Nov 25, 2023 |
It's like a 300-page joke with 100-page setup and 200-page punchline. You already got it, but the author goes on and on with it, without any surprises at all. It is well-written, so it will keep you entertained, there are some excellent tiny details, but the book, in general, is really obvious and predictable. It is not bad, but I can't recommend it to anyone.
 
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solostand | 16 other reviews | Sep 17, 2023 |
As a veteran bus traveller, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was deadpan and absurd and at the same time felt 100% accurate, probably because Mills himself works as a bus driver. The ending was perfect. Highly recommended.
 
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