Silent Bombs Falling on Green Grass
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Welcome to Mewlish Lull - the sort of town you pass through on your way to somewhere else without even noticing it exists. This debut collection of short fiction presents a bizarre portrait of a world just to the left of reality. In twelve stories and with a cast of oddball characters, through the most absurd of comedies, the darkest of nightmares and those quiet moments o...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 19th 2010 by Troubador Publishing
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Dolly Delightly
Russell Mardell makes me laugh. Firstly, as someone who is very funny. But, secondly, and more importantly, as a writer. This is significant, because funny people aren’t always funny on paper. Mardell is. He says his “shit social skills” is why he “became a writer.” He’s being modest. He also says he imagines I swear a lot. He’s right. In fact, I lost count of the number of times I animatedly exclaimed “f***” while reading his work. Silent Bombs Falling on Green Grass is Mardell’s first book, a...more
Renee
Silent Bombs Falling on Green Grass is, simply put, the best book I have read in as far back as I can remember.

I'll admit that it took me several sittings to make it through the first 20 or so pages. Everything about them seemed a little wrong, including the way the words fit together on the page. It was almost uncomfortably foreign but in the long run that made it even more intriguing. I'm the kind of reader who tends to plow through a book, skipping anything that doesn't seem pertinent. With...more
Martin Belcher
Russell has created a book of twelve very strange but compelling stories interconnected to the weird town of Mewlish Lull.

My favourites are "Farringdon", a story of a man called Joe visiting London and disappearing down the tube to find himself trying to avoid eye contact with fellow travellers on a packed Circle Line Underground train whilst trying his best to follow a hilarious training manual "London Queue Etiquette & Tube Law" by Corporal Billings. Its ending is quite unexpected!

"Four...more
Anna-louise
Ok so where to start? The beginning is probably good I suppose. So from the outset I loved this, the first story is on a level with how I think and this is indeed rare! Usually my way of thinking is kept behind a fake smile and sometimes a nod.

So I was happily reading until I get to Four Doors Down this is where I decided to hate the writer for making me think so bloody much! Never has a man done so and I wasn't a fan! Anyway i decided to get over it and found that this is a thought provoking w...more
Fox
I was given this book by the author, Russell Mardell, when he had an extra left from the Goodreads First-reads giveaway. So, I suppose I won this one through the give-away. Once more, I am extremely happy that I had a chance to read this book.

The comment on the back reads "Long live misanthropy!" and the book is comprised of twelve short-stories that take place in a "town a bit to the left of reality." Mewlish Lull, said town, is indeed just a bit to the left of reality. The stories occupy the s...more
Thomas Walsh
I enjoy discovering new Authors and often 'delve into the unknown' by purchasing recommendations from a couple of Book lover sites I regularly visit and review on - GoodReads being a favourite.
Anyway, this particular book struck me as different as it is a book of short stories. I am used to reading (and sometimes struggling with!) longer novels. The idea of having a book I could dip into, read a story and then dip back into at varying intervals appealed for many reasons.
I was not disappointed!!...more
Liz at Fictional Candy
Before I began reading this story, I knew this book would be unlike anything I’ve read thus far. And I was completely correct in that assumption.

First, the cover. I’m in love with this cover. So many covers have such hard lines, such defined themes, that this one really is something that is going to make you think. You have to look at it to figure out all of the shapes. The vagueness of it all is just beautiful. And then you open the book and start to read.

Silent Bombs Falling On Green Grass c...more
Deana
Silent Bombs falling on Green grass is a wonderfully peculiar collection of twelve short stories that center around the small town of Mewlish Lull, a place I don’t know that I would ever want to visit. I want to use phrases like misanthropically quirky, offensively clever and weirdly engrossing to describe this book. I can honestly say that it is unlike anything you have ever read. It is a wonderfully dark and funny collection of stories that will leave you wondering what odd little world you ha...more
Adlad
Tired of the "run of the mill" books I have read of late (usally Crime and a bit of Si Fi), I decided to give this one a try after being recomended by a friend - Wow what a great read!
Once it gets started and you get into the characters you find youself lost in the strange world of Mewlish Mull, a place where you want to keep reading and reading and turn the pages quickly with anticipation of whats is going to happening next.
Its not often you get ingrossed in a book that makes your pulse incre...more
Jennifer
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Marie
Silent Bombs Falling on Green Grass sounded like a different book so I decided to enter the first-reads giveaway and to my suprise I was a winner! This book is a series of short stories about a variety of characters living in Mewlish Lull, a unique town. It was an interetsing read.
David Richardson
I received this book for free from the Goodreads first-read giveaway. Some of these stories are really weird but most are pretty good.
Morisca Cristian
I enjoyed reading it. I recommend it. I got this book through Goodreads First Reads.
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Russell is a novelist, playwright, producer and sometime director based in the south west of England.

His first published book was Silent Bombs Falling on Green Grass a collection of twelve weird and wonderful short stories centered around the town of Mewlish Lull. His follow up Stone Bleeding is a dark dystopian satire of reality TV and celebrity culture. Most recently he has published Bleeker Hil...more
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