"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.
This report prepared by Jeanette Aromi