6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Something happens ... gradually,
By A Customer
This review is from: All Quiet on the Orient Express (Paperback)
Magnus Mills has written a remarkable book - I can't add much to the newspaper reviews which pretty much sum it up (though it's not *that* out-and-out hilarious).
A young man staying in a village for a couple of weeks turns into a permanent guest, while never quite becoming a villager. Millfold has all the hallmarks of suspiciously bucolic villages, like Stepford, Midwich and indeed Royston Vasey. Generous comparisons are made to Kafka, Pinter and Coen brothers, although for me the book most clearly recalled Kazuo Ishiguro's masterpiece, "The Unconsoled," writ small. As with Ishiguro, too, the dialogue is pitch perfect.
My only carp is the title: clever but off-the-case.