The Little Pink Pill: Perception can be a tricky thing
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“….Brilliant book. Couldn’t put it down. Never saw the twist coming at all and usually I can spot them a mile away. I noticed at the end that the author has first hand knowledge of brain trauma so really knows what she’s writing about. Highly recommend this book!…”
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A dark psychological tale from the author of ‘Flight of the Cuckoo’.
….The world can be a scary place to navigate when you’re brain damaged.
Even scarier when you aren’t entirely sure what you might have done during a blackout while your alternate personality is running around in your body.
My wife calls him ‘The other one’.
If you can’t trust your own eyes or the people around you, sometimes it pays to take a leap of faith. I have, I stopped taking my little pink pill. I wonder what will happen?…
Flynn was on a bus in London that was attacked by a suicide bomber. He lost his fingers in the explosion and gained left frontal lobe damage to his brain, leading to violent mood swings, blackouts, suicidal thoughts, and psychopathic tendencies.
Flynn’s doctor determines that the left frontal lobe syndrome has left him with symptoms similar to schizophrenia, which develop a secondary personality during times of stress.
Flynn and his wife refer to this secondary personality as ‘the other one’.
However, after he is given a little pink pill by his doctor, an antipsychotic pill normally reserved for schizophrenics, his moods level out to the point that he can function almost normally again, apart from the fact that the pink pill leaves him feeling emotionally numb.
He is relatively content with his new life, after all, thanks to the pink pill, he can’t feel enough to care anyway.
Until he decides to stop taking the pink pill in an effort to feel things again.
He wonders if he can fool everyone around him into thinking that he is still taking the little pink pill, whilst in reality starting to live a double life.
After a chance meeting with another patient during his hospital appointment, he befriends Sid, who also suffers with schizophrenia. The two embark on a sometimes humorous journey of twists and turns in an effort just to stay in what they believe to be a state of equilibrium. The only problem is, neither of them knows if what they perceive is real or not.
Especially when experiments with LSD get thrown into the mix.
Flynn also has a worrying eye on the news, as more and more people seem to be going missing, and he can’t be certain if he, Sid or any of their ‘other’ selves may have played a hand in it.
Please note this novel contains strong language.
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