I read the same author's Laws of Power, and though it also had an overly melodramatic style, I thought it very entertaining and even informative if one has also read other, weightier books on human nature and philosophy to compare it with.
This book is just silly though. Really. I'm embarrassed that I bought it. My interest is in human nature, and reading people in general, not seduction per se but I thought this would make a good addition to other books on the non-verbal reading of people. It doesn't and unless you're 16 years old and just getting your hands on every bit of information possible, save your money. Go to Psychology Today's website and type in word searches for the questions you need answered. That kind of relevant research will be much more helpful.
The GAME PLAYERS hunting guide to love and relationships.
Have you ever met a woman who was not very pretty but for some reason men seemed very drawn to her. If you have, you know that while looks are important to the opposite sex, there is certainly more to it than that. This book is not about that.
I bought this book to learn how to appear more sexy and desirable to the opposite sex not to learn how to manipulate, take advantage and control others.
This book suggests that you must play game with people to win their affections. It read/plays like a revenge guide. Some of the suggestions were things like -- you must isolate your victim by alienating them from their friends and family. Other advice was to keep them off balance by pursue someone aggressively and then turn cold as ice toward them once they start to show greater interest in you.
If this is what it takes to be sexy and desirable it?s not for me.
I stopped listening too it half way thought.
This unusual text can be viewed from many points of view. On one level, the author's intentions are at best quite disturbing, because the texts theme has definite anti-social undertones. Deception, manipulation, exploitation of peoples weaknesses to achieve selfish ends has no moralistic value whatsoever; in fact the whole idea of preying on a 'victims' weaknesses in order to position them within your power, to then sexually dominate and influence them to your wiles and wishes, is a deplorable concept anyway you view it.
The lessons on seduction, at bottom, can really only work if one's targeted victim has some weakness or vulnerability of character. (Green warns to stay away from confident, grounded individuals). I think this guy had a bad relationship with his mother. Maybe she was absent or a tramp. Don't live a loveless life - it's not worth it in the end.
Nothing earthshattering is presented here. Most of the concepts seem pretty obvious, but what is wrong with someone that needs to use manipulation to have fulfilling relationships in their life? Or maybe that's the point - these concepts are used for temporary, selfish relationships. I guess this is good for someone naive, to open their eyes that not everyone's intentions are pure.
Robert Greene's books are so amazing to me. Ever since I was a young boy seeing my father read The 48 Laws of Power, I've been hooked. I knew there was Power in the world that was not regulated by a dollar. I also realized there was more to people's hearts and minds. These books have given me so much more than I ever expected out of them. I hope you keep it up...
i love this is book i cant wait to start using the things ive learr
is not an academic book, and is not accurate. if you looking for fiction, is okay