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Started 09/06/2009 21:42:57 by Lynnair. Topic has 5 reply(s).

Lynnair

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Any Magnus Mills Fans Out There?
#1 Posted 09/06/2009 21:42:57

Well are there? I have read all his books and they are all equally weird but strangely enjoyable. The Restraint of Beasts is his most famous. Anyone have any views on him?

 

StephJ

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Re:Any Magnus Mills Fans Out There?
#2 Posted 10/06/2009 19:17:06

I read The Restraint of Beasts some years ago and loved it. Tam and Rich were hilarious characters. Not sure why I haven't read anything else by him. Which of his other books would you recommend?

 

Lynnair

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Re:Any Magnus Mills Fans Out There?
#3 Posted 10/06/2009 20:30:50

Hi Steph

Explorers of the new century was my favourite of the rest, but they are all worth a read. Some books I read just pass me by and I struggle to remember one character let a lone the plot. But his books all have a least one or more scene or character I remember long after. In Restraint I can still picture Tam or was it Rich forever fumbling to find where they had put their cigs and matches, and the way they dispatch dead bodies so casually. I believe he has another one out soon about bus driving, he was a bus driver himself in a previous life.

 

StephJ

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Re:Any Magnus Mills Fans Out There?
#4 Posted 11/06/2009 13:08:57

Hi Lynn,
Yes knew that Magnus Mills was was a former bus driver, I was working at HarperCollins when Restraint of the Beasts was first published and remember that he was previously a bus driver. Will add Explorers of the new century to my rather high to be read pile.

 

helne

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Re:Any Magnus Mills Fans Out There?
#5 Posted 24/09/2009 00:45:45

personally i preferred "all quiet on the orient express", but have only read that and "the restraint of beasts" although i'm aware he's got a few more titles out. will prob choose him over an unknown author though, but only just - slightly too formulaic..

 

M4rkyM4rk

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Re:Any Magnus Mills Fans Out There?
#6 Posted 14/11/2009 21:34:24

All of us gone for something different as I loved 'the scheme for full employment' Such a social comment on Britain today - Excellent stuff Magnus, can't wait for the new one to come out in p/back