The Mushroom Diaries

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Based upon journal entries and notes written at the time, "The Mushroom Diaries" catalogue six of the trips the author and his boyfriend experienced as they allowed their magic mushroom induced visions to lead them through the streets and subways of London. More
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Words: 52,270
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781311021595
About Dominic Lyne

Born in Essex in 1983.

Always one to think outside of the box and speak his mind honestly, Dom Lyne's work takes a no-holds-barred approach. A visual, literary, mental kick in the teeth, a punch in society's guts. Misanthropic, blunt, and opinionated; a style in keeping with Dom's ethos that if you don’t think for yourself, you are not thinking at all, only merely following like livestock. One person might not be able to change the world, but he'll certainly try and leave a scar upon it. Punk ethics for a digital and wasted generation.

Dom has been diagnosed with Dissociative Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and has been placed in the Schizophrenia spectrum. He has also suffered from psychosis since the age of four. All of these mental health issues bleed into his work through his creation of claustrophobic landscapes and offer the reader an insight into his world, the world he has created and mutated in his physical reality.

Dom Lyne currently lives in the heart of London's Camden Town.

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Review by: blobmonster on Jan. 11, 2016 :
This is exactly the book that I hoped to find while searching the smashwords "transgressional" category. Parts of this were genuinely exhilarating, life-affirming, get-up-and-go, fun stuff.

The author relates several adventures with his boyfriend on the London underground. Tripping on pcilocybin of course. There's about half a dozen separate trips recorded here. Most people would probably go to a party or possibly a peaceful bit of countryside to trip, but not these two. They enjoy the spectacle of the crowds in the tube and they laugh at other passengers. They're not terribly sensitive and they like making fun of fat people.

Halfway through the book the trips go bad and they spend more and more time lost in long tunnels. The author even manages to get lost in the Waterloo public toilets (quite a funny section). Astonishingly, despite these bad experiences the pair continue to trip down the tube. Their last trips are predictably unpleasant and their relationship falls apart.

This had guts. I liked it. With a bit of hacking and slashing it could be a great. At the moment it's very raw and the separate trips are all pretty samey. I wanted to know more about the characters and the other things they did.
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