The Sunday Song – Parhelion

The Sunday Song - Parhelion

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24 of the Best Mervyn Peake Quotes

Almost 49 years after his death, Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) is still inspiring new art today. Dark Arteries is a ballet score premiering in London this year. The literary inspiration comes from a line in Mervyn Peake's coal mining poem 'Rhondda Valley' with its three individual movement titles taken from 'GB84' by David Peace. - 4barsrest

Dunce by Mike Russell

Dunce is a short story from Mike Russell's collection Nothing Is Strange. Mike also has a collection of longer stories called Strange Medicine. Dunce Everyone calls Dunce ‘Dunce’. Everyone thinks that Dunce is an idiot. I used to think so too but not any more.   Dunce is completely bald and has a really pointed … Continue reading Dunce by Mike Russell

Review of ~ Mike Russell – Strungballs

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7/10 – I received a copy of Strungballs in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author and also, Jay the Strangebooks secretary for this opportunity. This review will contain minor spoilers.

This is a short novella, numbering only 66 pages and when it commences, we are introduced to a young gentleman called Sydney who is in a 4m x 4m x 4m room awaiting an operation. The medical procedure is to have a cube of his flesh removed, this cities initiation into adulthood for the youngsters. He is then gifted a Strungball by Mother and Father for his bravery. This is simply a cube with a red ball on a white string, and the device is inserted into the place where his cube of flesh used to be, leaving the Stungball dangling in front of Sydney’s white gown. He has the latest, coolest design and…

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