The ”Scheme” is this: A battalion of wage earners putter around town from warehouse to warehouse in specially designed ”UniVans,” solely to pick up or drop off the replacement parts that keep their UniVans running. Mills’ nameless narrator is a veteran driver and happy cheerleader (”For without a doubt the UniVan was a glorious creation!”) who, like Mills, is pretty content just loping around amiably from point A to point B and back. Mills, called ”the acknowledged contemporary master of the working-class dystopic parable” on the same dust jacket that reprints a rare blurb from Thomas Pynchon, runs capitalist utopia through a hamster wheel, crafting a wry tale just a bit too subtle and straight; it might’ve broken more of a sweat.
The Scheme For Full Employment The ''Scheme'' is this: A battalion of wage earners putter around town from warehouse to warehouse in specially designed ''UniVans,'' solely to pick...The Scheme For Full EmploymentFictionMagnus Mills The ''Scheme'' is this: A battalion of wage earners putter around town from warehouse to warehouse in specially designed ''UniVans,'' solely to pick...2003-01-03
Genre: Fiction; Author: Magnus Mills
Posted January 3 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
- 'The Cosby Show' producer says series is 'kind of tarnished'
- Helen Mirren poses with three wax figures of herself at Madame Tussauds
- I found out 'Silk Stalkings' was on Hulu and now I can't stop watching
- Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford's 'Truth' gets October release date
- Salma Hayek on Donald Trump: 'I cannot be insulted by stupidity'
- Learn the story behind National Lampoon in 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' trailer
- 'This Is Me': Watch the Emmy-nominated docuseries right here
- 'The Walking Dead' Season 6: 12 EW exclusive photos
- 10 must-have items from the 'Mad Men' auction: Exclusive
- Stars go back to work! 'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'The Good Wife,' more return to set
- Charlie Hunnam and Excalibur glisten in 'King Arthur' first look photos
- Here are the 2015 games we're looking forward to most
- Amy Poehler, Justin Theroux, Rihanna & More!