Millroy the Magician Paperback – 24 Nov 1994
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"Picaresque ... Enchanting ... Theroux is a gifted and versatile tale spinner." -- Time "Amazing ... (A) Startlingly Original Tale Of Pure Magic...that amuses, unnerves, and captivates the reader in a spell of bewilderment, danger, and awe...The reader (will) be enthralled." -- The Boston Sunday Herald "Magical ... (A) funny, dark satire of America's obsessions." -- The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941. He has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including The Last Train to Zona Verde, Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands. His most recent work is Deep South, which is published by Hamish Hamilton. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
I have been a total booksworm for over thirty years and this is still, by a long way, the best book I've ever read. It is a love story of the highest degree, a book full of strange happenings and the best anti-Macdonalds novel you could ever hope for. There is just simply nothing negative to say about this book it is Theroux at his absolute best.
Sinister though Millroy and his magic seem, his motivation is not publicity, money, or sex. Nonetheless, as the book progresses many seeds are planted in the reader's mind regarding Millroy's state of mind and/or sanity. This is a very intriguing story of the balance between innocence and power, manipulation, and a friendship with very delicate structures of support.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have really enjoyed most of Theroux's books that I have read, of which "Mosquito Coast" would be the nearest in theme. Read morePublished on 12 Jan. 2012 by Neil Carmichael
This book makes you uneasy and it isn't for every one. It's obviously masionic in nature, and like the story of Jesus it isn't easy reading. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2010 by Markb68