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The Sexual Compass Paperback – December 23, 2014
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"I find this story a fascinating read, as Mr Reed manages to give his characters a kind of complexity that feels real in many ways." -Hot Sauce Reviews
About the Author
Michael Reed is a freelance writer specialising in technology, gender politics and geek culture. He has written articles for magazines and websites such as RetroGamer, Linux User & Developer, Men's News Daily, Micro Mart, A Voice for Men, Den of Geek, Linux Journal, OSNews, OpenDemocracy and others.
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Review: Let's start with the fact that this book is incredibly intelligent. After studying Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice, I have to say I was impressed with this bookbook, obviously not because I think the world is stupid but I'm impressed because the book has a way of making the reader really think about and consider societal issues.
Even though this book is fiction there were a lot of parts where I felt like part of the group and everyone was telling me stories. I loved the science fiction part including the mice. It is realistic bevcause the details used to explain the science and lab work concerning insulin sounded valid and to real life standards. I really loved the ending which is actually common in general public when concerning science from an unreputable source (including news stations). My professor's used to call it " the telephone game" of how news reporters got their information.
The character's were great! I loved how the serious side and the casual side of public homosexual pride was expressed. I liked the character who used comedy to create equality. My least favorite thing about the book is that it could have been longer. The plot was spectacular and very close to the science world in a lot of non fictional ways. I just feel like this book could have been more. The science world is so expansive that the author could have written more about it's interaction within society.
Really, this book could get people thinking but it's so short that it might be quickly forgotten by the reader to avoid feeling the uncomfortable recognition of problems in our society. A book like this needs to push a little harder and make the reader feel uncomfortable enough to make personal changes against the societal issues we face today.
With that all said, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it is a subject very close and dear to my heart. It is written intelligently and still easy to understand.
I recommend this book to everyone. Not because I think everyone will like it but because I think it is an important window into how science, news and society all react with each other.
The Sexual Compass by Michael Reed 4/5⭐
Unmusic Books (December 23, 2014). 136 pages. Genre: social issues/science fiction. I received a copy of this book through a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.