Silent Bombs Falling On Green Grass

Silent Bombs Falling On Green Grass

by Russell Mardell

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ISBN-13: 9781848765139
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Russell Mardell is a playwright, scriptwriter and filmmaker. Silent Bombs Falling On Green Grass is his debut collection of stories. His stage plays include: Verses, Charlie Lightly, Freestate, The Seventeenth Valentine and Cool Blokes: Decent Suits.

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Silent Bombs Falling on Green Grass 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
FictionalCandy More than 1 year ago
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. Silent Bombs Falling On Green Grass contains twelve stories. The language they are written with is so artistic and beautiful. Don’t get afraid of it, its not like it is hard to understand… it’s just different from what I normally read. So all of these stories center in and around the area of Mewlish Lull. While Googling to find out if Mewlish Lull is a real place (as far as I could tell, it is not) I stumbled upon one review that compared it to Twilight Zone. And instantly I said to myself “yes!” That is exactly the perfect comparison. Silent Bombs Falling On Green Grass is a bit eerie, a bit horror, a tad humorous, and a bit reality. In Rain the story begins with a man on a train, on his way to Mewlish Lull. The narrator has such a distinct voice, I could easily picture him being Ewan McGregor or even John Cusack. The voice kind of feels like it is frustrated with life, tired of it all… and on a train heading to a place that is unknown. It tells of one night in Mewlish Lull that is oddly filled with a lot of action for him. He gets the chance to be a hero, to meet a woman, and see something very odd…in a bathtub. Next, Armand Drinks Whiskey. This was a very odd tale. There were moments I became confused, but then I had to wonder if that was a little bit of the point. Tatch watches a man every day from his office window. This man has a distinct routine. And so Tatch decides to mess with that a bit. First, he steals the man’s phone. And then he watches as the man definitely seems a bit off without it. And then the phone rings and he answers it. The man’s name is David. And then Tatch does something that is definitely teetering on the edge of sanity. He begins to steal the man’s identity. He learns his signature, speaks to his family on the phone. I really felt like he was losing his mind during this whole process. I had to ask myself, “Did he actually become homeless and crazy, or was it all a fantasy in his head while he daydreamed at work?” I’m still not really sure, and that’s what I love. You really have to think while reading this book. And lastly, Four Doors Down. This story scared me! We begin with Ronald, and he fell asleep on the train leaving Mewlish Lull. When he wakes up he has missed his stop and he is now in Hanging Twitch. Then he notices the man next to him is…dead. Now he is in the middle of nowhere. There is a man, I don’t know if he is a train conductor, or someone who works at the train stop in Hanging Twitch. But he is definitely an odd fellow. He informs Ronald that he is expected to stay the night because the police Sergeant wants to speak to him in the morning, and there are no more trains out that night. And there is the matter of the corpse to contend with. The man has arranged for Ronald to stay at a guest house…and they must get the corpse there as well. This town is so small that there is no police, no hospital, and definitely no morgue. The trip to the house is a bit creepy and a little disturbing. But what happens when he gets to his room in the house is when the fear started. I’m not going to ruin this surprise for you, but I wouldn’t suggest reading this story before you go to bed (as I did!)