This collection was a bit of a mixed bag. A couple of stories were really good. Ones like Reeling for the Empire, Dougbert Shackleton's Rules for Antarctic Tailgaiting, or the one about former US presidents who are reincarnated as horses really showed good writing and imagination. However, the rest failed to grab me, or felt like Russell focused on figurative imagery and magical realism at the expense of the story.
I'm giving this three and a half stars. I know there are plenty of people who would appreciate this book more than I did. I have a feeling I might enjoy the author's debut novel so I'll picking that up at some point.