Discover the mystery of the two-headed rose and many more Strange Secrets in this new collection of extraordinary stories by Mike Russell. ‘It can’t be real.’ ‘But it is.’ Strange Secrets invites you to discover the magical and the marvellous. Startlingly inventive and constantly entertaining, these unique, vital and vividly realised stories will take you to places you have never been before. Strange Secrets is Mike Russell’s third short-story collection.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I love Mike Russell’s short stories because they are like a box of chocolates, everyone so very different and you are hard pushed to pick a favourite! Well, these seven beauties were quickly devoured leaving me just needing one more and then another which I will have to wait for. I won’t ever have my fill.
If you can imagine that period of time between beginning to drift to sleep and actually getting there then you are probably in the place that these stories belong, where you fall from a cliff you can’t remember you ever climbed. The impossible all very possible in that moment of time, in this alternate universe of neither land.
From the disturbing to the bizarre and hauntingly sad you will find a story that stays with you for me it was The Conspiracy. I am so glad I have fitted wardrobes but still give them a cautious look. Loved Tina’s inquisitiveness, her principles and her courage.
These stories waken something inside you that opens your mind so you don’t just think inside the box. There is a darkness to them that leaves you with a slight unease to find closure for some of these them but most you can’t. That is just how things are where ever they are from.
Another masterpiece of chocolate heaven for me!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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. As an adult, he enjoys daydreaming, art and writing strange stories.
Mike Russell was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Falmouth University and a Master of Arts from the University of Central England.
Mike Russell’s books have been described as Strange Fiction, Weird Fiction, Weird Lit, Surrealism, Fantasy Fiction… but he just likes to call them Strange Books. He is a full-time author and grows his own potatoes.