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Thought provoking but oversimplified
on October 25, 2001
To be honest I have not read the entire book, cover to cover.Being a gay man I read the chapter on homosexuality first. At first I found it thought provoking and more profound than it really is on reflection. It's really a lot of old stereoptypes that have pretty much been discredited over the past 30 years or more since the book was written.They don't even mention lesbians,as if they don't exist,or maybe they don't fit into their neatly tied up theories. The sections on addiction and choice are a very interesting perspective and have more of a ring of truth to them. All in all, I would say it is an interesting read and holds a lot of food for thought but I think it is more the style of writing that impresses one at first than the actual truth of what they are saying. Don't put away your critical thinking cap when you read this tome.