Thursday, 14 May 2020

Strange Secrets by Mike Russell : Book Review


Strange Secrets
By Mike Russell

This book is a collection of short stories, very very strange stories.

I was gifted this book by the team at strange.com , this has in no way affected my review which is my honest opinion.

I had no idea what to expect when starting this small stories collection, other than that due to the name of the book they were likely to be strange. I wasn't wrong! The stories are all, completely mind boggling.

Each story makes you think, makes you wonder about the hidden meanings. Are there any or am I just over thinking them because I'm a Philosophy Student?!? I'd really have loved for the book to have some sort of 'notes from the author' section, something at the end of each story that explained what the author had on their mind when writing each one, what inspired them to write it or even just suggested talking points about the stories that could be used in book clubs.

If you like strange, interesting thought-provoking short stories then I'd highly recommend this book for you.

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. It's not at all something I'd normally read but I'm really glad I did. I would give it 4.5 if it also gave 'notes from the author' or even a link to an online interview with the author or something that gave an insite into the authors mindset, explaining his  thoughts so some of my many questions about the stories would be answered!

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