A man wakes up in a lunatic asylum with no memory of who he is or how he arrived there.
A darkly comic psychological fantasy.
As he tries to discover his identity he has a series of bewildering encounters with the other patients and also with the equally odd psychiatrists. Eventually, several traumatic events force him to confront his own memories.
It is in a similar vein to such works as The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Catch 22, Gormenghast and The Third Policeman. as it tackles dark subject matter in a light and often comical manner.
"I am beginning to suspect that things are not quite what they seem." John mused.
"Very probably." the Professor replied. "But can you imagine just how much worse it would be if everything was exactly as it seemed?"