Book Reviews of The Restraint of Beasts

The Restraint of Beasts
The Restraint of Beasts
Author: Magnus Mills
ISBN-13: 9780684865119
ISBN-10: 0684865114
Publication Date: 10/5/1999
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. It's a masterful tale of how simple folk can get into way too much trouble with no great exertion. Hilarious. Voltaire would bust a gut.
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Helpful Score: 1
This guy cracks me up! This book is incredibly quirky, the most ridiculous story ever told. I highly recommend it.
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What an amazingly funny little book! I wasn't expecting the laughs I got out of this and yes, I really did laugh out loud. My fellow library patrons, I'm sure, thought I was insane.

It's the type of humor Iris Murdoch used in "Under the Net," but done with two Scots and an Englishman. The characters grabbed my heart, completely, and I felt like buying all three of them a pint, especially Tam. Despite their serious, serious flaws, the characters were all endearing. Who would have thought that a book about fence makers would be so compelling.