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Three to See the King: reissued [Paperback]

Magnus Mills
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16 May 2011
Living on a windy plain in a house made entirely from tin, a recluse's quiet life is transformed by the severely critical Mary Petrie who arrives unannounced with a trunk of her belongings in tow. As a procession of new houseguests begins, our narrator is put under pressure as his previously-isolated existence is turned on its head and he is forced to choose between a solitary life and joining the mass exodus of his neighbours...

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks (16 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408813750
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408813751
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Marvellous ... a delicious ambiguity, a parable which is both loaded and ingenious' (Independent)

'Mills's comedy shares its anthropological glee with The League of Gentlemen...This shouldn't be a speedy page-turner, but it is; light reading with real depth' (Guardian)

'Pythonesque ... Quirky, deadpan and quietly unhinged' (Scotsman)

'Magnus Mills goes from strength to strength...Three to See the King develops his idiosyncratic vision with wry intelligence and wit' (Spectator)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Kristin TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Magnus Mills is an expert at taking a simplle situation, then drawing you in so competely that you dont realise at first how things are slowly warping!

I think this is his best book - its short, but leaves a lasting impression far beyond many reads. The story is a man, who finds himself in his lifes dream of living simply in a tin house with a tin roof in what we assume is somewhere in America or Canada. Everything seems fine until one day a woman knocks on the door and just says "so this is where you have been hiding!"

The story, and then his life starts to unravel as she moves in and changes his dream in a very odd way.

If you like reading just for the hell of it, then give this book a go, it is fairly undescribable, but everyone I have lent this to agrees its great, if rather strange....
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a treasure 21 Mar 2012
By Hen.
This book is a treasure. In fact all Mills books are treasures. This book is not a long read but it's got a something( as all Mills books) that I find quite hard to define.
Mills writes with such originality, a quiet quirkiness that's more like a great artist or... like a Cohen brother's film. It's got a beautiful pace and this book is like reading a parable. His storylines are brilliant but understated. The names and detail of the characters are as always lovely.
This and all his books leave you with a strange feeling of childlike wonder.
You can always tell when a book has been written by Magnus Mills!
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