Exciting news! It's time for another Examining the Odd giveaway. This time, StrangeBooks.com have agreed to give away a full signed set of their books by author Mike Russell. They'll even throw in some cute little pin badges!
When the sun's tentacles reach down from heaven and thaw my frozen tongue I'll have a voice that's all my own...
It's day six of Aubrey Beardsley Week! I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the last day. I'll try to make it extra good...
I'm in a Lovecraft mood, currently re-reading the stunning The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, so here's one of his letters to Clark Ashton Smith.
Mike Russell is the author of two short story collections; Nothing Is Strange and Strange Medicine. His work is surreal and often humorous, with some stories even being described as erotic, absurd or disturbing. Mike has been performing his stories in the South of England for over a decade, wearing his famous top hat with its seeing eye.
It's a great little story which plays with one of society's greatest fears... not just being killed, but what will happen to your body once your spirit has gone? It's always fascinated me that people will dwell on this to such an extent.
Here's a little collection of strange vintage adverts!