Tag: Jon Ronson

Them

Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson (Picador, 2001); audiobook read by Jon Ronson (Bolinda, 2014) Through simple eyewitness observation and language repetition, Ronson exposes a variety of extremist doctrines and their most prominent proponents as being, to an almost pitiable extent, banal, thus highlighting how absurd it is that we, our media and governments give them air.

The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson (Simon & Schuster, 2004); audiobook read by Sean Mangan (Bolinda, 2005) Ronson’s exposé on the US military’s attempts to develop paranormal regiments after the Vietnam War is so outrageous yet somehow so plausible, it reads half as absurd fiction, half as laugh-out-loud scary fact. Mangan treads the perfect line between deadpan…