I've been kidnapped by aliens dressed as cops.
They moved me from their prison to a simulated hospital.
I can leave any time, but they won't let me. If I don't escape, they'll keep me here forever.
If I use the telephone, the phone company will sell my innermost secrets to the government.
If I take the medicine they give me, my brain will be replaced with cotton.
So yeah. I'm a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
5150: A Transfer Is Duncan MacLeod's debut novel. Fast-paced, frenetic, and unapologetically blunt, the novel takes the hero through a bout with psychosis that lasts for several months, during which he is jailed and transfered (5150'ed) to the mental hospital, where he remains until his psychotic episode dies down. Likened to William Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Sylvia Plath's Bell Jar, the novel is a profound portrait of the ravages of mental illness told from the point of view of the person suffering.