I have been a big fan of George Orwell since I first read Animal Farm back in high school. So I like a really good political allegory. Now, we have a great one for a new generation, the very clever The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills.

About The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills:

“Two men with a passion for vinyl create a society for the appreciation of records. Their aim is simple: to elevate the art of listening by doing so in forensic detail. The society enjoys moderate success in the back room of their local pub, The Half Moon, with other enthusiasts drawn to the initial promise of the weekly gathering. However, as the club gains popularity, its founders’ uncompromising dogma results in a schism–and soon a counter group forms. Then the arrival of a young woman called Alice further fractures the unity of the vulnerable society. As rifts are forged and gulfs widen, Magnus Mills, the master of comic deadpan, humorously examines the surreal nature of ordinary lives.”

Like the best allegoric novels, Mr. Magnus’s story also stand on its own at face value – which make it perfect.

The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.