The main problem I have with this book it that instructs young men to lie. That’s not right. Other criticism include the fact the author seems to think of sex as an act without a consideration to the emotions of either person involved, and my final point of objection is that this books author, Mr. Greene, tells his audience not to be themselves. All this goes against my upbringing and I find it mildly insulting.
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.
The book offers great insight to the phenomenon of seduction using reliable psychological analysis and a realistic approach.
The performance of the narrator also helped keep me interested and wanting more, warm voice and curious toned without going over the edge.
An awesome concept! Shines light on a topic most men/woman wish to no address. Knowing how to seduce is extremely important whether you are looking for a long lasting relationship or a bunch of short term relationships. Even in keeping people interested in you in social situations. Definitely a must read or listen lol