‘I found it compelling – mystique and mystery are interwoven with great cunning and guile.’- John Boorman
Mushroom Man is the tale of a loner whose move to the mountains takes him on a self-styled odyssey mapped by hallucinogenic experiences. Sixties man, primal man, shaman, nowhereman, everyman: Mushroom Man enters the world of the forests, fungi and spiritual discovery on the trail of an ancient and holy mystery. As an unlikely communication opens up between mushroom.man and a curious psychologist, a strange life unfolds.
‘Very entertaining – written with economy and imagination drawing the reader in.’
– Tom Moriarty, The Irish Times
‘Brilliant – a strange life story unfolds in lyrical prose.’
– Matthew Seton Sell, Magill
PAULO TULLIO has worked variously in a psychiatric hospital, as a cattle exporter, award-winning restaurateur, computer programmer and actor. A weekly columnist in the Irish Independent Magazine, the Times Literary Supplement describes him as “gregarious, unable to keep a secret and gifted with a breathtakingly crude sense of fun”.
His book North of Naples, South of Rome was a national bestseller, and became an acclaimed television series. He lives in County Wicklow.
mushroom.renaissance.man, review in Ept, June 1998.