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
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is my second book by this author, the first being Strange Medicine. Both books are very similar in respect of they have short sharp story blasts of pure weird and utterly crazy brilliance. There is nothing like them, none that you could possibly say I have read something similar before, just uniqueness. It is like watching mime but in writing, I just couldn’t take my eyes from the pages because I felt I would miss something if I did.
Some stories are very sad, or they feel like a never-ending circle that you know will just go on after you leave, because although they are only a few pages long you don’t feel like the story will ended it will carry on when the words finish. The cover picture is perfect, the title brilliant and the stories truly fascinating.
The thing about these stories is every person that reads them will interpret them differently. I really don’t think that there is a right or wrong way to describe them and I even feel that I could read them another day and see a different story in them all again depending on my own mood at the time. It makes them personal to me.
Of course I have my favourite. The Meeting.
Do take a look for a very different entertaining read.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
‘Nothing Is Strange’, was released in December 2014. ‘Strange Medicine’ was released in May 2016 and the novella ‘Strungballs’ was released on Halloween the same year.
Mike Russell has staged many storytelling performances of his work over the last fifteen years. His shows include the use of handmade props, sounds and improvisations.
Mike Russell was born in 1973. He grew up in the small village of Pulborough in the south of England. As a child, he enjoyed daydreaming, art and writing strange stories. He now lives in Brighton with his girlfriend and their two cats. As an adult, he enjoys daydreaming, art and writing strange stories.
Mike Russell’s next book will be released in 2017.