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. 


Disclaimer: An e-copy of this novel has been sent to me by StrangeBooks in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine and mine alone.


Mesmerizing, this book is a good mixture of reality and madness.

An anthology of stories that start themselves with the taste of reality, each story slowly morphs into a disgusting twist of lunacy. They are, in a way, poetic; readers will surely have a varying degree of interpretation as to what the story would like to lay down. As for myself, I believe the stories wants to shed light on the uncertainties of life.

Life can truly be a frightening thing, and this novel proves just that.

If you are looking for something short, easy-to-read, and mind-numbingly bonkers, then you should definitely read this book.



Mike Russell is a British author best known for the short story collection ‘Nothing Is Strange’. He is also the author of the short story collections ‘Strange Medicine’ and ‘Strange Secrets’, the novella ‘Strungballs’, and the novels ‘The Exploding Book’ and, most recently, ‘Magic.’

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 Russellโ€™s books have been described as Strange Fiction, Weird Fiction, Weird Lit, Surrealism, Fantasy Fictionโ€ฆ but he just likes to call them Strange Books.

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