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." [...]
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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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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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