Review of ‘Life Seemed Good, But….’ by Richard Bell

Do you like dark humour and weirdness? Then I recommend this collection of odd and funny short stories. You may wish to wear a tinfoil beanie hat while reading them.

There are quite a number of stories, very short and so even if you only have a few minutes, there is time to read one or two. Most of them are linked in some way or mention events from previous stories. Narrated by a somewhat unusual chap who’s hiding in a shed while potatoes take over the world, the characters are mostly ants, rabbits, porcupines, balloons with faces drawn on, clowns and owls. The content does include some comedy violence, drug references and subliminal messaging.

If you need a laugh (and let’s face it, we all do right now) and you like weird stuff, get yourself a copy of Life Seemed Good, But….

Richard Bell wrote these stories as therapy for depression when his wife had leukaemia; some of the proceeds of this book go to cancer research. Richard also says: ‘If you buy a copy, something great will happen to you in the next 3 years. I know it sounds crazy but it works!’

First published in 2013.

6 thoughts on “Review of ‘Life Seemed Good, But….’ by Richard Bell”

    1. Laughter is definitely therapy and I think we can take inspiration from the author Richard Bell 🙂

      1. I grew up reading comics so that was an influence also. The book is very neutral when it comes to politics. I just want to bring a little more happiness into the world and offer hope to people struggling like I was.

        1. Well done, I hope that my review has brought some more readers to your book!

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