Reclusive Duck Woman. Artist. Writer. GR Refugee.
"From the acclaimed author of "Them" comes a truly disturbing, often hilarious look at the U.S. military's long flirtation with the paranormal--and the psy-op soldiers who are still fighting the battle."
I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me laugh, almost cry, then feel horrified, sickened, and all in the space of one page. The Men Who Stare at Goats did all of this, a real eye-opener (excuse the pun on the various, painful usages of the Predator).
Welcome to the psy-op soldiers, from psychedelic to psychotic. A whole new world of innovative torture.
"'I guess if they play them Barney and Sesame Street once or twice,' I said, 'that's lightening and comforting, but if they play it, say fifty thousand times into a steel box in the desert heat, that's more...uh...torturous?'
'I'm no psychologist,' said Jim, a little sharply."
I feel older having read it (and I'm old enough already) but I'm glad I did.