A short review of one of my famous books by Paul Hermite. It was published in The Unconventional Reader Magazine a few years ago.
The Book of Imaginary Drugs
“You should have realized it by now, but I still feel the urge to say it. You have no cosmic significance! Therefore, there is only one sensible thing to do. Let me tell you how to do it.”
These are the first sentences of The Book of Real and Imaginary Drugs (BRID), a detailed and systematic study of drugs and intoxication, written by one of the most original and obscure writers of our time. People who are familiar with the writings of Hede, usually know him as the writer of The Art of Intercourse With Intelligent Beings: A Case Study With Dolphins. BRID is very much in the same spirit. It is full of bold claims and irritating — or patently false– conclusions about the meaning of life. His style on the other hand, is quite different, being less sarcastic and more to the point than Intercourse.