ALL QUIET ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by Magnus Mills
If you haven't read any of this guy's books, you have missed out on magick.
He tells deceptively simple dystopic paranoid fables of the working man.
It's difficult for me to explain how great these books are. They seduce the reader on an almost almost imperceptible safari from simplicity to bizarre complications.
I highly, highly, recommend this, or any of his others:
RESTRAINT OF BEASTS
(Mind-twisting shenanigans among a few fence builders),
THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT (Men drive to and from strategically placed warehouses in Univans-identical and very serviceable vehicles---transporting replacement parts for....Univans.)
and THREE TO SEE THE KING (a guy lives in the middle of nowhere in a tin house, with the only neighbors miles away, also in tin houses. Soon he finds himself dealing with these strange neighbors who start planning to live closer together.)
He is delicious!
His writing is so deceptively simple and everyone is so polite and mundane you are easily swept along until suddenly you notice a strange foreboding that something's not quite right. Something bizarre and horrible is just about to happen and the most ordinary events evoke dread and paranoia.
BUY BORROW or BURN?