Strange Medicine by Mike Russell (Book Review #106)

This review was kindly requested by Mike Russell.

While the word “strange” can mostly be perceived differently through a person’s perspective, this book appears to cover most basics of what constitutes a collection of very bizarre and strange stories.

Strange medicine is a 146-page story consisting of eight stories. That does not leave much room for growth; attachment, backstory, layout, flow or any other standard format of things you look for in reviewing a particular work, however, Mike Russell manages to accomplish what appears to be eight individually intriguing stories.

Some of the stories are funny, and some are deliciously weird. Either way, there is no doubt that the author had an agenda when he was writing them. Due to the nature of the book, conclusively, I believe that he intended to create something different.

Topics range from a series of phone conversations between a man and women or a professor that is enduring an unfulfilled life and feels that something is missing. I felt that every story had a message even though it was to be displayed as comedic or strange.

I recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a light read and does not take things too seriously.

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