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I am offering my mindblowing first book The Death and Life of Psycho Syd part one Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo for just three pounds. I have never sold it at this dirt-cheap price before. Once you order you will receive a PDF file of this incredible true-life tale direct to your email. Get ready to laugh and cry because this book will take you on an unforgettable page-turning trip. This special price is in celebration of eventually opening my website.


Isn’t life Strange?

A long line of bright red fire ants marched along a nearby branch of a bizarre tropical fruit tree. A massive purple butterfly fluttered its gorgeous wings beside a bright yellow flower. The early morning sun warmed Psycho Syd’s tanned flesh. He squeezed his pretty wife’s hand. He had found what he was looking for; the perfect place and the perfect partner. His two young children were playing under a coconut tree. Syd closed his sky-blue eyes and smiled. Welcome to Paradise.

He opened his eyes and stared at an off-white hospital wall and silently screamed. Terminal cancer. Just six months to live. He left the hospital hand in hand with his darling wife. The cruel Blackpool wind bit into his skin as the dirty grey clouds spat cold raindrops onto his terrified head. Syd closed his eyes and wept. Welcome to Hell.

He opened his eyes once more. He was a skeleton. He had to feed himself through a peg tube in his stomach to keep himself alive to the fact that he was dying. His dream lover had ditched him. He was all alone with his two young kids. He closed his eyes once more and giggled. Welcome to the Mother of all Fightbacks.

An Incredible Journey

Take a fantastic voyage to the centre of your mind. Raw and edgy with shed-loads of rib-tickling madcap humour. From the very first page, you will be standing right next to Psycho Syd. He takes you right there. Hold onto your jaw at each twist and turn.

Inspirational, Dark and Hysterically Funny

When I decided to self-publish a book about my madcap life it was a form of therapy as I had to face the truth by reliving my crazy life. My mission was to defeat stage four cancer while fighting my fear-filled and deeply depressed mind. I was a lonely broken man fighting for survival while caring for my two young children.I was all alone with only my ugly shadow beside me.

However, this book is so much more than that as I look back on my life. Join me on my adventures in the tropics, spiritual journeys deep into my soul, joyous moments of falling in love, and the painful times when my heart was broken.

You’ll also take a bop down musical memory lane with hidden-in-plain-sight musical references as this ex-DJ weaves song titles into this shit-kicking tale. Yes, it is a roller-coaster and the darkness is lightened up with the quirky idioms and naughty schoolboy innuendos. Nothing crude and no graphic sexual descriptions though. Just tongue-in-cheek banter from a wild-eyed hippy from Manchester.

But don’t just take my word for it

I have had praise from poets, authors, playwrights, and lots of celebs who have a copy of this unique book.

Read what others have to say.

The best book I’ve read in years. Syd invites you into his roller-coaster life and you just have to hang on. Brought many a tear to my eye and smiles galore a page later. Loved it so much that after I’d bought it on Kindle I bought a real book for the wife.

Each of us fears the dreaded cancer -but Syd’s description of what he went through brings to life the real hell of what cancer sufferers experience – add to this a broken heart, a single parent, loneliness, and despair and what do you get? A gripping read.

I couldn’t put this book down, I have to say it’s one of the best books I have ever read. It’s a true story but I wondered at the beginning whether it was fiction or not because of how horrifically this man had been treated.

I was hooked on this book from the very first chapter. When you get to the end of the book you will want more. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of his struggle. A brilliantly written life story from an everyday man. Five-star read.

A really interesting saga about life basically, how one minute all is a bed of roses and the next a pile of manure. A Saga of strength in the face of terminal illness, child care, and a double-crossing witch of a wife.A fabulous read, difficult to put down,

If John Cooper Clark had written this book it would be a best seller. All told with a very dry wit and sharp tongue. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will make you wonder how he survived. The Man, the myth the legend that is Psycho Syd.

To his friends, mere humans, it is an incredible journey that we were privileged to observe from the sidelines: we feared that he would never make it, but all believed that if anyone could, Syd would.

Completely witty, original, and from the heart, this book is the best read I’ve had in ages. I was gripped by the harrowing true tale. I even shouted at the pages ‘Syd what are you thinking?’ and on the next page, I just wanted to give him a hug.


If you look on Amazon almost every review is five-star. The eBook normally sells for 4.99 pounds but it can be yours for just three pounds. This offer lasts until the end of April 2023. So be quick becAuse I will never sell it this cheaply again.

Of course, if you prefer a paperback then you can order that instead. Click the link to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to read a truly inspirational story that will resonate with you and give you the belief that sometimes the mission impossible is possible.

It really is an uplifting astonishing tale. Facing certain death in 2012, alone with my two kids. A skeleton in agony on morphine. As the cancer was killing my body my wife was murdering my soul. Just like at this image of me in September 2012 cutting the birthday cake for my kids. I could hardly eat anything and survived on juices many of which were fed through a peg-tube in my stomach. Death was staring me in the face as I knew the chances of reaching my next birthday were almost zero. I was in so much pain and misery that I was looking forward to taking the Grim Reaper’s bony hand and heading for the promised land. Death was all I had left to live for!

Yet I did have something to live for – my children. I embarked on a diet of organic fruit juices as a last-ditch effort to survive this pernicious disease. I forced my broken body to walk. First just 50 metres a day, then more and more. I took herbal tonics and supplements. I meditated daily. I was in warrior mode because my children needed me. I told the Grim Reader to Piss Off because I am not ready to snuff it just yet. I announced far and wide that I was gonna beat the bastard cancer. Most people admired my spirit but felt that I was pissing in the wind coz medical science had already informed me that my inoperable stage four cancer was terminal. Yet just three years later just look how this cancer-fighting man had transformed his skeletal frame!

IMPORTANT – Shipping not yet working properly so order a book as below

If you are one of my friends living in Thailand you can take advantage of this offer by sending just 128 baht to my Thai bank account – details below

Krungsri Bank

Sydney Hugh Barnes

Account Number 4331235820

But don’t forget to send me a message with your email address so I can send you your eBook.

Also if you are a friend of mine you can send 3 pounds to my PayPal account as family and friends.

If you have any problems then please get in touch.


You are welcome to contact me at any time to ask anything you like.

Loving Kindness

Psycho Syd xx





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