Millroy the magician

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Published by Random House in New York .

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StatementPaul Theroux.
The Physical Object
Pagination437p.
Number of Pages437
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21611301M
ISBN 100679402470

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Millroy is a magician capable of true magic (liquidizing people and drinking them like milk) and is obsessed with healthy food as eaten in the Bible.

He takes year old Jilly along on his travels, and it is through her eyes we see the slightly disturbing story unfold. flag /5. Millroy is a magician not just of mere conjuring but of true, baffling magic.

He is a healer, too, a vegetarian and health fanatic with a mission to change the eating habits of the United States. In search of the perfect platform, he finds it in television as an evangelical preacher, touting hygiene and the simple pure foods mentioned in the Bible/5(18).

Despite all this, "Millroy The Magician" makes for a surprising journey into what is possible, not necessarily in this world we live in but rather in the hands of a talented, focused writer shaping his own reality. Jilly Farina is a year-old girl whose dead mother was all the love she knew/5(20).

When Jilly Farina, a year-old waif from Marstons Mills, first sees Millroy the magician performing at Foskett's Funfair, it's codependency at first sight: Millroy, sweeping the girl along on his travels, provides her with a stability her minimal family life has lacked, and she gives him a.

While at times bordering on the Taboo, Millroy the Magician is truly one of the overlooked masterworks in American literature. The reader is transported to another reality through the eyes of a 14 year old girl and her enchantment with a provocateur.

Millroy is complicated and his message is layered with multiple meanings and double entendre.5/5(1). The real "magic" is attempted by Theroux himself, as he turns this picaresque, rags-to-riches-Horatio-Alger-as-magician novel into a love story to rival the one by Erich Segal.

Isolated on a Hawaiian island together at the novel's conclusion, Millroy and Jilly live together as reluctant fugitives from jaded justice and envious betrayals.

As a novel Millroy The Magician neatly blends two American obsessions - God and food - into a satirical whole. Editions for Millroy the Magician: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in Home My BooksAuthor: Paul Theroux.

Millroy the Magician, his thirtieth book, reflects Theroux’s continuing concern with what it means to be lonely and unloved in the contemporary world. Cape Cod may be picturesque and romantic to its visitors, but to many year-round residents it is merely a place to live.

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Millroy The Magician () About book: I could not put this book down, yet as I read the reason was not obvious. Beautifully written but a brilliant exercise in repetition.

I became entranced. The book is hypnotic. At the end, the journey I had been on was not completely clear, as if I had emerged from an eon compressed in a 5 minute nap/5(1). PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books.

His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

Paul Theroux is underated as a novelist and has so much more to offer Hollywood than The Mosquito Coast and Doctor The Magician is Theroux at his spellbinding excellance.

Well this book is something else altogether, mans fascination /5(11). Paul Theroux is one of the finest writers alive and the only one of his books I prefer to Milroy the Magician is My Secret History. Milroy the Magician is brilliantly written and deeply imaginative.

If you are thinking of reading this book, treat yourself to a wonderful experience, get a copy now.5/5(5). Buy this book The baggy latest from Theroux (Chicago Loop) is both satire and love story, by turns bilious, brutal, gentle and grotesque.

Millroy is indeed a magician, but one whose ambitions reach. Fourteen-year-old Jilly Farina walks into the tent at the County Fair and finds her life transformed.

Fixing her with his hypnotic gaze, Millroy the Magician performs astonishing miracles. When she is later magicked into his trailer and Millroy promises to train her as his assistant, Jilly feels safe for the first time in /5(5).

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But Millroy is more than a mere stage show magician. A vegetarian and health fanatic, a possessor of healing and hypnotic powers, Millroy's mission is to change the eating habits of an entire nation.

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Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Fresh Air Fiend, The Elephanta Suite and A Dead Hand/5().

For Millroy was no ordinary magician. Millroy the Magician. After all, he once turned a girl from the audience into a glass of milk and drank her. Theroux, Paul. Published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London () Signed on the title page directly by the author.

Millroy the Magician (Book): Theroux, Paul: Fourteen-year-old Jilly Farina was enthralled with Millroy the Magician at the Barnstable County Fair. After all, he once turned a girl from the audience into a glass of milk and drank her, But when Jilly stepped into the wickerwork coffin during a performance, she had no idea he would transform her dreary life into something truly magical, and a.

Millroy the magician. [Paul Theroux] -- Fourteen-year-old Jilly Farina walks into the tent at the County Fair and finds her life transformed. Fixing her with his hypnotic gaze, Millroy the Magician performs astonishing miracle. Millroy is a magician not just of mere conjuring but of true, baffling magic.

He is a healer, too, a vegetarian and, from health magician to cult leader, Millroy is unstoppable. © Cape Cod Scribner (P) Blackstone Audio, Inc. Millroy the Magician.

a novel by Theroux, Paul. Hamish Hamilton. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Millroy is a magician not just of mere conjuring but of true, baffling magic.

He is a healer, too, a vegetarian and health fanatic with a mission to change the eating habits of the United States.

In search of the perfect platform, he finds it in television as an evangelical preacher, touting hygiene and the simple pure foods mentioned in the Bible.

Weird, huh. But Millroy the Magician is no mere digestive tract. Beginning in a fairground and ending with a manhunt, it bites off as much of American society, and American literature, as it can chew.

Jilly Farina is fourteen. Her father is drunk on the day of the Barnstable County Fair, so she goes by herself, and that night her life is transformed. When she walks into a tent to see Millroy the Magician, his eyes lighten from brown to green and fasten upon her.

He performs miracles before her sp. Paul Theroux is one of the finest writers alive and the only one of his books I prefer to Milroy the Magician is My Secret History.

Milroy the Magician is brilliantly written and deeply imaginative. If you are thinking of reading this book, treat yourself to a wonderful experience, get a copy now/5.

So begins one of Millroy the Magician’s evangelical diatribes in Paul Theroux’s new novel. This is a book about food, religion and the manipulation of power in America. It is not altogether.

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