The Men who Stare at Goats – Jon Ronson

The Men who Stare at Goats is the book which inspired the movie with Ian McEwan and George Clooney.

If you thought the movie was disjointed, you’ll want to give the book a pass.

Well, I enjoyed the movie, more or less, so I decided to give this book a try.  It is chronologically all OVER the place. I could not keep track of who, why, or when. Did he drop his index cards down the stairs, and then just arrange the chapters as he found them?

The individual stories are amusing, but I put it down before finishing with a strong sense of ‘so what’?

I don’t know whether this is really meant to be non-fiction, or if it’s a mockumentary.  So, I can’t even recommend it as a conversation piece.

See the movie instead.

 

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