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There is a book with the power to destroy any book different from itself. Do not fear. This is not that book. This is the story of that book.

An explosion occurs in a library, destroying all the books except one: an untitled book whose author is unknown. Unless someone can prevent it, the untitled book will soon become the only book in existence.

Mike Russell’s The Exploding Book is a unique, surreal novel. Filled with bizarre characters and fantastic imagery, The Exploding Book will take you on an extraordinary journey of cosmic proportions.

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“5/5 Mike Russell has taken the art of strange fiction to new levels over the past few years, and this, his latest book – an actual novel rather than a collection of short stories or a novella – does not disappoint. In fact, I think it is his best yet. It is set in a village called Gladeville, where people have visions of a gold temple, each temple being different for each person… I would love to say more about it, but I think this is as far as I can go without spoiling it. If you are a lover of the strange, the offbeat, allegory, and stories in which you can get lost (and I should mention that YOU are also in this book), you must read it! It is a tour de force!” Jeff Barnes