For Fans of The Twilight Zone and Gary Val Tenuta: Review of Mike Russell’s Nothing Is Strange



Part Twilight Zonesque, comic horror in the style of Gary Val Tenuta’s The Good Librarian, dystopian similar to Susanne Valenti’s Chained, and dark humor, Nothing is Strange could be classified as speculative fiction. Twenty stories comprise the short volume. It is a quick entertaining read. I read it in one day. There is an overall message or theme. However, Nothing is Strange is the kind of book that can be read as a way to unwind or purely for entertainment. Its theme, which I took to be know thy self . . . and others consequently, resonated as I am also reading Author J.M. Coetzee and Psychotherapist Arabella Kurtz’s The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy.

In a nod to other reviews that I have seen, the stories do not always conform to the conventional short story format. If you pick up the book and…

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