Strange Medicine by Mike Russell – Book Review

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STRANGEMEDICINEStrange Medicine by Mike Russell

Published by Strange Books, 2016

Format: e-book

ISBN: 10:1522945385

Available on Amazon

Honest review given in exchange for book

An interesting and strange collection of short stories. As a reader I love it when a book tries to be inventive when telling a story. Strange Medicine is like a collection of strange lucid dreams which never quite make complete sense. However, beneath the magic realism and metaphor there are some deep philosophical moments in each short story. The stories feel like they are trying to deal with human emotion or lack of emotion. The story called Mime is interesting as it challenges the concept of reality and how human senses can play tricks on the mind.

My favourite story was Brain, because it cleverly explores the issue of the rational mind and why imagination is important. Moreover, for me the story also explores the…

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