Playing with Fire by Arthur Conan Doyle PLAYING WITH FIRE I cannot pretend to say what occurred on the 14th of April last at No. 17, Badderly Gardens. Put down in black and white, my surmise might seem too crude, too grotesque, for serious consideration. And yet that something did occur, and that it was … Continue reading The Greatest 3 Free Horror Stories
The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang
This week's painting is Max Ernst's Two Children are Threatened by a Nightingale.
The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang The Pharaoh’s Cat, a tragicomic fantasy narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, tells of a free-spirited, wise-cracking stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly acquires human powers and immediately captivates the young Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents’ death. The cat … Continue reading Review: The Pharaoh’s Cat
This week's Tuesday doodle comes from Yves Tanguy.
David has very kindly agreed to give away a signed copy to three lucky Examining the Odd readers!
I recently reviewed David Smith's Love in Lindfield and I've just finished his Letters to Strabo. Although the former was a fun read, the latter is definitely more my style and I really enjoyed the adventure. As Finn's mother dies, he promises that he'll find out what really happened to his father, a man Finn … Continue reading Review: Letters to Strabo by David Smith
I'm pretty late to the party, but last night I finally got round to watching The Birds, the Hitchcock film based on Daphne du Maurier's story of the same name (first published in The Apple Tree). It stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren, both intriguing but slightly unlikable, at least in these roles anyway. The … Continue reading The Friday Film – The Birds
Cover design: Mike Russell
“Mr Spencer’s scones are legendary.”
20 mind-expanding short stories.
Inspiring, liberating, otherworldly, magical, surreal, bizarre, funny, disturbing, unique… all of these words have been used to describe the stories of Mike Russell so put on your top hat, open your third eye and enjoy: Nothing Is Strange
When I began reading this collection I was more than addicted to Mike Russell’s strange fiction. The title Nothing is Strange caught my attention more than anything because it seemed to contradict everything I had encountered so far since delving into this odd world of peculiar characters.
I thought ‘will these stories be somehow…less strange?‘ and I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I shouldn’t…
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