Book Review: Nothing Is Strange by Mike Russell

Joyful Antidotes

Long term readers of Joyful Antidotes will remember the weird and wacky stories of Mike Russell: Strungballs and Strange Medicine. I’m back today with a collection of even quirkier stories from the man himself.

Nothing Is Strange* by Mike Russell is a collection of twenty short stories that bring the reader on inspiring, magical and unique journeys.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: Mike is as wacky as ever! This is my third offering from the author and I still haven’t been able to figure out what goes on inside his head. That’s a good thing, in my opinion, as it meant that I could take whatever I wanted from the stories.

My favourite stories were Dunce and The Meeting. Dunce was smart on many different levels. It touched on the fact that humans wouldn’t cry if they understood what was going on and also that…

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The Diaries of Sun City

Dear Diary, Hello. It is Monday. I live in Sun City. Sun City is a city that is entirely contained inside an enormous concrete building in the shape of a sun. Its rays house our living quarters; its circular centre is where we work and shop. No one has ever been outside of the city; it is generally suspected that the environment outside of the city is uninhabitable.