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The Man Whose Wife Was The Moon

Author – Mike Russell 

Publisher – Independently Published 

Genre – Metaphysical & Visionary

Pages – 100

Format – Paperback 

Release Date – August 19th 2021

Reviewer – Me AKA TheBookishHermit

Synopsis ⤵️

The year is 1969. Astronomer Arthur Hart has two loves: his wife and the moon… that is until his two loves appear to become one. Mike Russell’s The Man Whose Wife Was The Moon is a magical novella. Filled with extraordinary imagery, humorous and heartrending, Mike Russell’s latest book is a passionate invitation to rediscover the moon in all its mystery and wonder.

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, Magical Realism, Surrealism, Weird Fiction, Weird Lit, Absurdist Fiction, Metaphysical Fiction, Fantasy Fiction… but he just likes to call them Strange Books.

My Review ⤵️

I have been a fan of Mike Russell’s work for a long time now, this is an author who has an amazing ability to pull you into his worlds, enchanting and engaging you, making you think deeply about the words he writes and the universes he creates. 

‘The Man Whose Wife Was The Moon’ is the typical Mike Russell story, very deep, plenty of hidden meanings within the text and just plain bizarre and powerful storytelling! 

We meet Arthur Hart, a man with a strange obsession with the moon. He has a wife called Molly who he comes to believe is in fact, the moon. This odd belief gets him into some very tricky and comical situations. The things he comes out with are guaranteed to make you chuckle and shake your head! 

The author’s style of writing and storytelling is unique and quite fascinating in some respects and I absolutely love this about his books! 

4 star read! 


I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy of this book for review!

Link To Buy ⤵️

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#TheBookishHermit AKA Laura. xx


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