|Plot Summary of The Restraint of Beasts|
|""The Restraint of Beasts" is a work of black comedy, and was the first book written by Magnus Mills, a former bus driver.
The unnamed main character works for a company in England installing cattle fencing on farms. He is given a promotion and sent on a long-term assignment to oversee the work of two rather dopey laborers, Tam and Richie, who are wannabe musicians. The three of them have to share a caravan while on the trip. They spend their days monotonously working and drinking after work.
Their work is not of the highest caliber, and several customers complain. Most of them wind up accidentally dead along the way, and in the name of efficiency it is decided that burying them under their new fence posts is the best solution. This book contains boring yet humorous description of the actual work of installing fencing, and the narrator's thoughts and reactions to his coworkers, customers and superiors."
Jeanette Aromi, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Restraint of Beasts|
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Time/era of story
Life of a profession:
- blue collar worker
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- blue collar
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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