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Strungballs By Mike Russell Review

*Honest review given in exchange for book.*

*Minor spoilers*

The strange and unknown has always fascinated me. What exactly defines something being strange? Is it a matter of opinion? Of following society’s rules because we believe that is the correct way? Have we all been brainwashed into a certain way of thinking because it is the ‘good’ and ‘right’ thing to do? I found myself asking all of these questions when I dived into the thrilling novella Strungballs by Mike Russell. I would like to thank the wonderful people at Strange Books especially Jay the Strange Books secretary for this opportunity. Also thank you to Mike Russell for creating such an intriguing story and bringing my imagination to life.

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Strungballs follows Sydney, a ten-year old boy who has just had a cube of his flesh removed in order for him to receive his first Strungball. Not long after he…

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‘STRUNGBALLS?!’ – A strange and mind-altering review

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To put it simply, this novella is probably the weirdest thing I have ever read! (And I read some weird stuff)
But the weirdness and unfamiliar-ness of this novella is what makes it so great.

The story is revolved around Sydney, a boy living within another dimension…or a dystopian planet…but all he knows is the corridors within his city, and the regimented robotic lifestyles he and his parents live.

This civilisation has its own way of protection, and this is where Sydney’s adventure begins. In a plain white room, getting a small cube of flesh removed, he doesn’t know why, it is just what is done in this city.
After his disturbing operation, His proud parents then present him with his first strungball! Which is placed within the empty space where his flesh used to be.

Through the first half of this novella Sydney seems to be happy, and proud…

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5 Days of Lovecraft – 5: Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family

Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family By H. P. Lovecraft

5 Days of Lovecraft – 2: The Alchemist

Welcome to day 2 of 5 Days of Lovecraft!

Surreal Words from René Magritte

Obviously we enjoy looking at the visual art of René Magritte, but he was a pretty wise talker too. Enjoy these quotes from one of the greatest surrealists. Don't worry, I'll stick some paintings in too 🙂 Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist. I despise my own past and that of … Continue reading Surreal Words from René Magritte