‘I live in a house built entirely from tin. For a long while I was quite content here, and remained convinced I would find no better place to be. Then one day a woman arrived at my door and said, “So this is where you’ve been hiding.”‘
Living in a tin shack, on a great plain, with only the wind for company: what could be better? But with Mary Petrie rapidly turning your house into a home, and the charismatic Michael Hawkins enticing your neighbours away, suddenly there are choices to be made. Should you stay? Or join the exodus?
Reviews of Three to See the King
‘Mills’s particularly rural comedy – in which only locals are allowed to order the interesting biscuits in the village shop – shares its anthropological glee with The League of Gentlemen…. Three To See The King is even stranger, sparser and more daring; as Mills steps back from fables of alienated labour to Beckettian first principles, his closed system closes in… It shouldn’t be a speedy page-turner, but it is; light reading with real depth, this is philosophy for fiction-lovers.’ Justine Jordan, Guardian
‘Magnus Mills is a genius… an extraordinary individual with a completely unique view of the world, who makes sense of it in totally unexpected and inexplicable ways. It’s rare that you finish a book feeling so richly satisfied.’ Big Issue
‘A spare but absorbing tale in which Mills handles weighty issues of charismatic leadership, blind faith, and the interdependence of human beings, with a light, dextrous touch.’ Charlotte Mosley, Daily Mail