(from goodreads) 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.
I finished this book 2 days ago and I am yet not sure how I feel about this book! I mean this book is STRANGE!!!
Strange Secrets is a collection of seven small stories that deals with secrets of all mankind, our fear of love, life, death, change, being someone else’s puppet, what not! Each one of the stories starts of somewhat normal and as it proceeds to its end, somewhere in between this the line between normal and madness gets blurred and makes things.. unreal.. strange and crazy.
The narration was attractive enough to keep me hooked till the end. I found the ideas behind these stories quite innovative as I’ve never read something so uniquely spooky. My personal favorite story is going to be “MAPS”. I loved the setting and was dreading what was coming next. It was ominous and sad.
I am not a fan of anthologies, but I am slowly beginning to realize, creepy stories or horror stories are best expressed in anthologies. Like tequila shots 😉
I am going to rate this strange little book a huge 4/5 stars!!
*I got this book from Strangebooks.com in exchange of an honest review. The thoughts are completely mine and in no means biased. Thank you!*