The Inflatable Pirate by Jorum Swindle
Swindle's first novel is about a ruined man (Thomas Blentd) obsessedwith getting swept out to sea, convinced he will find not only losttreasure, but also the hidden city of Atlantis. The measures he takesto manufacture his own 'lost' experience are excruciating to read attimes due to their detailed, gruesome nature. You may never remove thestain of the 'auto-cannibalism' scene from your mind. A disturbed bookthat belongs, with American Psycho, in the category of "Almost Wish I'dNever Read It".