Strange Medicine By Mike Russell Review

Originally posted on Bunny’s Pause:
*Honest review given in exchange for book.* There’s a medicine for almost everything these days. Colds, headaches, that ugly heavy feeling of guilt after polishing off an entire bag of doughnuts to yourself. I believe it’s known as a diet or detox? (Wouldn’t honestly know that feeling as I have never had it, I could eat doughnuts forever.) But if you are in need of some meds I strongly prescribe 8 spoonfuls of Mike Russell’s Strange Medicine. A required taste that you won’t find it in your local pharmacy. For this you need to open… Continue reading Strange Medicine By Mike Russell Review

Anthology Review: Strange Medicine by Mike Russell

Originally posted on Jaffalogue:
Strange Medicine by Mike Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the author’s sophomore collection, following the highly enjoyable and equally absurdist Nothing Is Strange. Like its predecessor, “[t]his collection of absurdist vignettes follows in the footsteps of James Thurber, Bohumil Hrabal, and Donald Barthelme in offering social commentary on the modern human condition while riding the line between allegory and surrealism.” If anything, this collection is tighter in its voice and subject matter. It’s equal parts “Man vs the Universe” and “Relationships between People.” Indeed, one vignette is titled “Dr. Dennis and the… Continue reading Anthology Review: Strange Medicine by Mike Russell