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Become The Pickup Master
The Game - Neil Strauss
Member Name: bhayanid
The Game - Neil Strauss
Advantages: Entertaining Read
Disadvantages: Doubt The Stories
So I recently started a new job, and one of the friends that I made there was talking about this book. He said that it had changed his life and that he wouldn't have got his current girlfriend or his well-paid job without it. So naturally I had to see what the fuss was about. Was I blown away by this book? Did it change my life? Am I now a master pickup artist. Well it's a clear No to all three. However it was a very easy read and an enjoyable book and there are people that may be able to take some tips away from it.
So the premise of the book is that the author was a so called Geek. He never had luck with women and was always envious of those guys that seemed to be able to get girls with will. He wasn't a good looking guy but always saw other similar looking guys hooking up with girls everywhere and this is where his infatuation with being a pickup artist began.
I think in order to enjoy this book you have to be able to separate reality from fantasy. There are people who will read this book and see it as reality and will believe every word like it is their Bible. No joke this guy from my work says that he keeps a copy of the book in his bathroom as reading material. Then you have people like myself who see this book as fantasy. Whilst I have no diubt some of these stories happened, a lot of the other stories sound made up or exaggerated but then maybe I am just a pessimist in life.
The layout of the book is well structured as well the writing style. He really gets the reader gripped from the beginning of what he used to be life and shows his transformation through to being a master pick up artist. He only focuses on a few characters at a time in order for the whole process not to get confusing and is very clear at explaining a lot of the concepts, like peacocking, and of course demonstrating the 'technology' and forms of mini hypnosis.
Also I feel they try to be quite matter of fact. They say women are like this and men are like that and that's just the way it is, but this is just plain wrong. If all men and all women acted the same way in each situation then what would be the point of life. These pickup artists say they can pull any girl in the world, married or not, that is just a joke and the biggest lie in the whole book.
They also say it doesn't matter how good looking you are as with these techniques you will become superior. This is another lie as the end of the day if you have the most handsome guy in he world and the ugliest guy in the world. I can guarantee you even if the ugly guy has better 'game' and the handsome guy has average 'game' that the more handsome guy will pull more girls.
I think the one positive that I can take is that it really is written so convincingly and I do feel my confidence has improved after reading it, even though I don't necessarily believe everything it says. It also isn't exactly the type of book that you boast about and I was quite ashamed at reading it at times and thankfully I have an Ereader so no one could ever see the cover of the book on the train. On amazon this retails at £6.99 for the paperback edition, but the Kindle edition is much cheaper at £3.99 which is what I went for.
Overall I think this is a very entertaining and well written book. Whilst I don't really believe in the concepts and doubt that a lot of it actually happened, I know of people like the guy at my work that genuinely feel it changed their life. So I guess in that sense the book has accomplished at what it set out to do however I will give this three stars.
Summary: Worth a read
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