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  • The Game

  • Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
  • By: Neil Strauss
  • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,204

Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the best-selling author, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the year.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Won't up your Game, but better than reality TV

  • By David on 06-07-15

Scattered, covered , and smoothered

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Reviewed: 11-27-15

The book seemed to start out in a cohesive manner but the subplots were scattered and caused the the narrative to loose its flow. The vocabulary seemed trite. Mostly unbelievable: that 'success' a few rehearsed pick-up lines leads to making out in the dark corner of a club within 15 minutes of meeting was sad. It seemed like a bunch of middle school boys jostling for phone numbers at the local 8th grade dance. Then the 'close' which apparently meant going through the list of numbers and getting a date with someone to have sex with was sad. It seemed that the guys that found a solid faith in something higher than getting laid were the heroes... And the ones that found happiness. In the end the protagonist ends up with a drunk bass player on a more permanent level. And maybe that's the convoluted point of the story that could have been. Made more clear.

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