Blood Lines and Bloody Lies: Psychobiography of a Systemiser Part 1: Blue Blood?
Philip Wylie describes 51 years of confusion until he eventually unveils his family’s sinister secrets relating to ancestral genetics and identity fraud. Philip’s journey was both extreme and extensive – covering everything from offshore money laundering and consulting in Saudi Arabia to meeting faith healers in the Philippines and self-realisation “revelations” in Cambodia – with passionate narrative about his heroes, George Orwell, Carl Jung, Joe Strummer, John Peel and his namesake Philip Wylie.”This is a unique autobiography written in an individualistic style. Phil Wylie states that in relation to the book that it may seem “stranger than fiction”. This crossed my mind as I read it. It is a real “page-turner” with the family history covering the post-British Empire period. The book is written by a highly intelligent person but through the lens of a person with a late diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome in adult life. The occupational and interpersonal stresses caused by the Aspergers Syndrome are well illustrated in this book. Mental health professionals working in the area of autism and adult psychiatry, psychologists and the lay reader interested in Aspergers Syndrome will find the book hugely rewarding. I felt the book illustrated creativity I described in my own book called “Genius Genes”.” Professor Michael Fitzgerald