February 21, 2015


"College life can be tough…
For a junior pursuing a degree in English with no plans for his future, living in the present is far better than the alternative.
One morning he wakes up and embarks on an acid trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts with two of his friends.
A step outside reality might be the best way to come back down to earth…
Along the way, the three friends discover what matters most to them, and more importantly, that life is not so much about answers as it is about the exploration of the questions.
When the real world doesn't quite cut it, take a journey down the rabbit hole." - goodreads.com

This book was given to me by the author for an honest review. 

First of all I want to thank Ian Thomas Malone very much for contacting me and offering me his new book to review. This book is due to release on February 24th, make sure to check it out!

I have to admit this book would not be something I would pick up, but I'm glad that I did have a chance to read it. The story is very well written while adding a lot of detail to let you experience the journey and 'trip' with the characters. I have never put much thought into drugs or alcohol so it was interesting to learn what happens during the use of them. I really enjoyed their journey that they were on with all their craziness and close calls. It was a very beautifully told with a very great ending.

One thing I know I was able to connect with was the talk about what it's like to be a college/university student, because I am lucky enough to be attending university, so I understand the want to escape reality for a little while to get away from the stress at school. I give major props to the main character for taking a poetry class, in university that would be hell. Also the cover is amazing, it's a very visual image of what you'd think you would see on an acid trip, the beautiful colours.

I believe that this book would work well for people who are just starting college or university that are younger than I am (18-20), who know what it's like to attend a kegger and maybe dabble a bit in recreational activities. 

I just want to make it known that I don't condone the use of drugs.

3 out of 5 stars!!

Ian Thomas Malone is an author and yogi from Greenwich, Connecticut. He graduated from Boston College in 2013, where he founded The Rock at Boston College. Five College Dialogues is his first published work. In his spare time, Ian enjoys swimming and overanalyzing popular culture, particularly Star Wars and A Song of Ice and Fire.


  1. Thank you Karleigh! Really appreciate you taking the time to read my work.

    1. glad to see an author interacting via social media!