Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
What's not so good is that the experience twisted him. He was eventually shot down, the aircraft burned, and he was disfigured. Essentially that experience and the aftermath in which he went through some forty operations transformed him into a homicidal maniac utterly devoid of any compunction about the things he did.
Some memoirs are informative and inspiring, and some are so dark you are better off not reading them. I first read this book in 1971and I don't remember it being this way at all. That was a long time ago though.
Especially when my wife was going through the brain tumor and recovery from that, things tend to get hazy. She was in a hospital in Atlanta for a long time. The kids were little so that complicated things. After we got her home she was ill for a long time. I really don't remember many details from all of it, and the one's I do remember are inconsequential, like the color of the furniture in her room at the hospital. Sometimes,you just get overloaded, and events and details get lost. I suppose everyone experiences something similar at some point in their lives.