• Brilliant... profoundly affecting. It broke my heart at the awfulness of humankind and the cruelty with which we treat each other, but it also made my heart sing that there is such love and compassion in the world too. A beautiful story.

    Ruth Jones, author of Never Greener
  • The trajectories of these lone rail travellers, and others they meet, ricochet like snooker balls across this absorbing novel, almost entirely set in the comic wonderland of the English rail network.

    Daily Mail
  • Mulligan’s prose…delivers a strong human story with impressive skill

    Max Davidson, Mail on Sunday
  • Imaginative and challenging… Train Man is his [Mulligan’s] first foray into adult fiction… Carefully crafted and with an undertow of melancholy, Train Man is reminiscent of Nick Hornby’s high-concept scenarios and deceptively light touch with human tragedy

    Suzi Feay, Guardian
  • Beautifully written… [and] at times even made me laugh out loud

    Institute of Engineering and Technology

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