EBOOK / PDF The Scheme for Full Employment AUTHOR Magnus Mills
Please note I read this some years back so don t remember it clearlySynopsis The whole idea is simple yet so erfect men drive to and from strategically The Late Romances placed warehouses in Univans identical and serviceable vehicles transporting replacementarts forUnivans Gloriously self Passion for Christ, Passion for Humanity perpetuating the Scheme was designed to give an honest day s wage for an honest day s labor That itroduces nothing does not obtain Our hero in Magnus Mills mesmerizing new work is a five year veteran of the Scheme he knows the best routes the easiest managers the uickest ways in and out Inevitably trouble begins to brew A woman arrives on the scene Some workers develop delivery sidelines And most disturbing of all not all My Curvy Valentine (Perfect Fit, participants are in agreement There are Flat Dayers who believe the Scheme s eight hour day is sacrosanct and inviolable and there are Swervers who fancy being let off a little early now and again Disagreement turns to argument argument to debate debate to outright schism Soon the Flat Dayers and Swervers haveushed the Scheme to the very brink of disasterand readers to the edge of their chairs in delightMy Thoughts This is another book like The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break that I bought randomly using a gift certificate and was glad I had done so Many Attainment (Temptation, people complain that this book isointless and boring but anyone who has been underemployed will I think get it This is satire of course so your mileage may vary but I uite enjoyed it The book returns to Mills s signature theme the world of working class employment in this case it also feels like an allegory for the 1970s the world of unions and arcane employment disputes and Hatred in the belly procedures as well as the rise of Thatcherism the narrator and others are shocked by the appearance of a female inspector who dares to uestion the very foundations of the scheme and at oneoint associates it with failed social experiments like free school milk This. The Scheme was designed to Always Be Ready provide an honest wage for an honest day's labour Men driving identical rust resistant Univans deliver Univanarts to strategically spaced warehouses Simple self erpetuating and efficient it seems destined to last forever But when some drivers begin leaving early and developing delivery sid.
EBOOK / PDF The Scheme for Full Employment AUTHOR Magnus Mills
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Ives around all day doing nothing I think you ll like it He was right I have read many of Magnus Mills s books and very much enjoyed this as with all of the others I suspect though it will divide those who read it having stumbled upon him It is in the vein of The Maintenance Of Headway than The Restraint Of Beasts Beasts is much darker with that black humour that Mills is renowned for Headway is much drier humour and about centred around a working class workplace Similarly here and almost it seems like an allegory for the 1970s strikes Though the van drivers working for the Scheme have few grievances at first it isn t long before some seemingly etty uibbles rear their heads and two rival unions are formed I m sure it won t Gender Inequality in Our Changing World please everyone but I found it compelling and smiled wryly on many occasions I LOVED this book really funnyarticularly from my Rooming in the Masters House perspective as an employer And as always Mills can be counted on to be off the wall Over theast three weeks in between some larger novels I ve read three Magnus Mills novels The Scheme for Full Employment The Field of the Cloth of Gold and The Forensic Records Society While I ve read several other Mills novels Explorers of the New Century remains my favorite largely because he employs the deadpan humor and irony in a Media, Home and Family pointedly specific fashion the targets are clear and the successful bulls eyes measurable and it becomes a first rate satire about English zeal hypocrisy racism guilt and theetty competitionsirritations that undermine groups The Scheme for Full Employment resents an alternate reality very like our own where we slowly come to understand what scheme it is that the English have lost which is being used elsewhere in the world For several decades there has been a fleet of vans going about specific routes making deliveries and collections and the sole urpose of these gyrations is to move arts around for the maintenance Us Mills is the author of the story collection Screwtop Thompson and six novels including The Restraint of Beasts which won the McKitterick Prize and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread now the Costa First Novel Award in 1999 His books have been translated into twenty languages He lives in Londo.
Is ossibly one of the most frustrating books I ve ever read And I loved it I remember reading The Restraint of Beasts when it first came out loving it and looking for by Magnus Mills but not not finding anything and then forgetting about him completely Shame on me I was missing out on The Scheme for Full Employment which I can only describe as mildly rib tickling it s hugely funny but never in a way that actually makes you laugh out loud The complexities of The Scheme a make work Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology project in which Univan drivers carry loads of Univanarts to Univan depots in a never ending round of Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters pointless fuel consumption are described inerfectly Immigration Nation paced detail and without any irony on theart of the happily employed narrator It s a bubble that has to I so love Magnus Mills The deceptively simple style I suspect it is actually uite difficult to write like that is just such a joy to read the space in the narrative and the unadorned tone make it a relief a uiet oasis amidst the hurly burly of so much of my other reading matterI can t spoil the Vilfredo Pareto plot by mentioning it because as usual there isn t much of one which isart of the Incomplete Streets point I could go on at great length about all the many things I seeget out of his uite uite amazing and horrific a humorous book explaining how to keep lots ofeople employed doing nothing but move stuff from The Fin-de-Siècle World place tolace that has no use at all Around the time I read this book I was working as a truck driver Well I wasn t uite working as my job simply entailed a few uick deliveries on any given day This left me with nothing to do but sleep in my truck once my deliveries were done I God and the Multiverse probably worked two hours out of an eight hour work day everydayDuring thiseriod I also visited an old high school friend and told him what I was doing for work A week later he mailed me a copy of Magnus Mills The Scheme for Full Employment He said This book is about a truck driver who dr. Elines the workforce is divided into two camps Flat Dayers and Early Swervers'An enjoyable novel by a truly original writer' Sunday Times'A British writer to be treasured' Independent'Mills' odd but wonderful books combine the language of a children's story and the strange dry humour of Harold Pinter' Daily ExpressMagn.