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Strungballs – Mike Russell

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STRUNGBALLS Cover design: Mike Russell

Published November 3rd 2016 by StrangeBooks (first published October 31st 2016)
Format: PDF/Kindle Edition
Author: Mike Russell
Genre: Fantasy, science-fiction
Pages: 62
Star rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Opening line:

“A naked, white-skinned boy names Sydney lay on his back on a white bed in the centre of a white room.”

Goodreads synopsis:

Strungballs is an extraordinary novella from Strange Books author Mike Russell. What are Strungballs? Ten-year-old Sydney is about to find out… but first he must have a cube of his flesh removed. Sydney will transgress everything he was taught to believe in when he embarks upon a journey that will reveal the astonishing secrets hidden by the red balls on white strings known only as… Strungballs. Inspiring, liberating, otherworldly, magical, surreal, bizarre, funny, disturbing, unique… all of these words have been used to describe the stories of Mike Russell…

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