It's time for another giveaway! Strungballs by Mike Russell Editorial Reviews "It is these types of stories, that make us question our own society, that I feel are going to be vital to literature in the coming years." -TheGeekLyfe "Pick up this book if you want to read something strange and mind-boggling." -Snapstter "Thoroughly recommended." … Continue reading Strungballs Giveaway!
This week's Thursday Album is British superstar Brian Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efnAzvDw_nw
Today, I have a versatile author and his lovely robotic assistant, Lisa. Give a hand, blog visit, and/or book review to C.S. Boyack Thanks to Charles for opening his blog up to guest authors. It seems like we’re always looking for places to post, and this is a great opportunity.
Nothing is Strange by Mike Russell
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 144
Publication date: December 31, 2015
A man called Dunce who is bald with a pointed head, a couple who wishes that their genitals would fall off, and a clone who gets locked up in a shed, are all different types of people who make appearances in Nothing is Strange. The 20 short stories exist in their own fantastical lands that each have their own special laws of physics. What happens when right arms are nonexistent or the act of crying is never heard of? These things are just normal occurrences in Mike Russell’s writings.
Earlier this year, I was gifted a copy of Mike Russell’s other book, Strange Medicine. It was the first short collection in a long time that I actually enjoyed. I went into Nothing is Strange with…
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Just Like Hell / Mr. Gray by Nate Southard from Austin, Texas.
Strange Medicine by Mike Russell
Mike Russell is back to scramble your brains!! this time with tiny little stories…little pills, if you will, that are truly, truly, truly strange.
Reading this collection of short stories is very much like untying yourself from this world and losing sense of gravity, they all make enough sense to be human, but they mainly twist you upside down and leave you stuck to the ceiling with a confusing feeling in your stomach.
within 141 pages, Mike Russell tells 8 stories that all seem to have their own meaning, I feel that if you decipher them enough they are somewhat a cautionary tale…of what? maybe to step out of the normality? the meaning of the subject is in the eye of the beholder.
What I love about Russell’s writing is how detached it is. The characters describe objects to every inch/measurement, and they converse…
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Here is another one of my doodles!
This week's Monday poem is Edgar Allan Poe's The Sleeper. I hope you like it! The Sleeper BY EDGAR ALLAN POE At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon. An opiate vapor, dewy, dim, Exhales from out her golden rim, And softly dripping, drop by drop, Upon the quiet … Continue reading The Monday Poem – The Sleeper by Edgar Allan Poe
This week's song is The Bonzo Dog Band's Keynsham. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
‘‘There was supposedly one woman Charles Kempe tried to propose to. Unfortunately, the story goes she misunderstood his declaration of love, finishing his sentence for him with another meaning completely! He never had the nerve to try to ask her again. Sad, isn’t it?’ said Ellie. ‘I think I know the type though!’ Harry replied ironically.’ - Love in Lindfield by David Smith