'Hilariously surreal. It's a bit like the Coen Brothers directing an Alan Bennett play... Fantastic' Daily Mirror
Magnus Mills is the author of the story collection Screwtop Thompson and six 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 Novel Award in 1999. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in London.
'Understatedly surreal, deadpan gothic, Mills is a master of the
uncanny ... Such a fresh fictional voice' * Esquire *
'Mills is a master of the cliffhanger and can make even the most deadpan behaviour compelling and funny... A deliciously sly comic fable' * Financial Times *
'Absorbing, darkly worrying and very, very funny' * The Times *
'Mill's great strength is in mixing quiet amusing amusements with a deeper feeling of malice' * Guardian *