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The Art of Seduction

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Among the best I've ever seen

If you just want to get laid there are many easier books out there which can help you accomplish that. However, if you really want to know how to get under someone's skin there is no better book. This book is not evil. this book is a technology. It is a lot like a ch...
If you just want to get laid there are many easier books out there which can help you accomplish that. However, if you really want to know how to get under someone's skin there is no better book. This book is not evil. this book is a technology. It is a lot like a chainsaw. If you use a chainsaw for what it was meant to be used for, you can do things with it that are great- you can cut down the tree that is about to fall on your house, you can cut timber to build a new one, or even get some wood for a cozy fire. However, we also all know that we can use a chainsay for purposes that are evil. You can use this information for good or for evil. The choice is up to you. This book will show you the character traits that people love and how to use them for mutual benefit. It will help you learn how to give and receive pleasure. If you want to use these techniques for self enrichment, you can do that too. The number one lesson of the book for women is that any woman can seduce almost any man if she is a sexual woman, a fun playmate, and looks for the best in a men and draws it out. Any man will fall in love with a woman like that. Likewise, for a man, almost any woman will fall in love with a man who is able to express his sexual desires in a classy way, who is able to relax and let a woman feel attached to him, who provides romance, and who pays attention to her. The book clearly spells uout the fact that we are seduced by that which we are missing. Nobody wants to be around those who are insecure or are simply miserable SOB's. We love those people who are able to create their own reality which is fun, happy, and pleasant. We love the people who only see the good in us and not the bad- those who make us feel good about ourselves. Finally, seducers are able to indirectly create interest and desire, enter the spirit of the other person, go out on a limb for others, lead the other person astray, provide pleasure, pull back a little to make the other person chase them, and finally make the bold move to seal the deal. This book gives examples of how the world's most seductive people have done these things, sometimes for their own benefit, and sometimes for mutual benefit. How you use the techniques and develop your own personality is up to you. This book helps you understand those people around you. You will be able to help them root out components of their personality that hurt them. If I could give the book 10 stars I would. It is neither good nor evil. It is about the truth about hman nature. How you use its wisdom is up to you.

posted by Anonymous on July 7, 2005

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8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Didn't seduce me

The biggest problem I had with Mr. Greene's book was that he reduces seduction down to simple psychology instead of what it is, an art. Yes, he did his research about the great seducers of history, but he analyzes it in such a logical manner (as if love and seduction w...
The biggest problem I had with Mr. Greene's book was that he reduces seduction down to simple psychology instead of what it is, an art. Yes, he did his research about the great seducers of history, but he analyzes it in such a logical manner (as if love and seduction were logical) that it didn't convince me. He lists several seduction strategies and personalities and asks you to find your style as if it were a pair of shoes, and tries to make you believe that if you follow his step-by-step guide you'll seduce anyone. Well, I have to disagree with him. I think it takes a lot more than just being psychologically dexterous to seduce a person. If it were as easy as getting a Masters Degree in psychology, everyone in the mental health profession would have an enviable love life, and I truly don't think that is the case.

posted by 1172143 on May 18, 2009

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

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    Highly recommended... depending on your goal

    Regardless of whether one finds the seduction methods Mr. Greene proposes useful, The Art of Seduction is filled with fascinating historical examples of different personality types, and for this reason alone I recommend this book. That being said, the book is useful only insofar as you are 1.) male, 2.) relatively new to the concept of behaviour modification in response to different personalities, and 3.) in a relationship with an individual who clearly fits one of the eighteen types Mr. Greene identifies.

    If you are none of the above, then I suspect you will enjoy this book nonetheless; however, its usefulness for you may be diminished. If you are a woman looking for methods of enjoying more successful relationships with men, I recommend reading Sherry Argov's Why Men Love B*tches in conjunction with The Art of Seduction. This will provide a more well-rounded approach to your situation, and will make you a virtual savant in relationships.

    ~KV

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2001

    One hell of a book

    Not just about sexual seduction but about social seduction. Baiting and setting the hook in people in general. I read it once and now I'm reading it again.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Must read

    This book is facinating! It might be amoral for some, but it is part of the dark truth in our human nature and so intriguing to read and learn about.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2007

    fascinating history of seduction

    Robert Green¿s 48 Laws of Power is probably in the CEO offices of half the Fortune 500. The follow up Art of Seduction is quite interesting and intriguing to me, but it like it for reasons that may not have been the prominent intention. It gives fascinating tales about the great seducers and their techniques, most of which took place several hundred years ago. I was glued to my seat reading them, as Victorian era non-fiction is rarely covered by a modern writer, and certainly not by one of Mr. Greene¿s talent. The book was intended to draw easy parallels from lessons of the past and how they can be used to help men in the modern era in the pick up arena. I didn¿t find the concept translated well. The situations, and styles were simply too elaborate and flowery to apply in the fast paced world of girls full of the entitlement mentality. I would recommend Tate¿s The Professional Bachelor for modern era psychoanalytical persuasive seduction for that. As for this title, I would highly recommend the Art of Seduction for my reasons stated. Immensely researched stories from a highly romantic era in time, when chivalry was truly an art form. I¿ve been reading Greene¿s blog, and hope he follows through with the idea he¿s floating around.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2004

    I Call It My Wish Book

    This book is so advanced and filled with truth. I apply it in my every day life and I see results. This book can work with single women and you're wife or girlfriend. From making women feel happy to making them feel sorry for you. Mix emotions are best for seducing.To dressing to impress, women love a well dressed man. I even get women stird up with deep eye contact. This book just made me a better player.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2004

    Read with a grain of salt

    I can see where everyone is coming from with regard to the 'manipulation' of people. Nonetheless, I still believe this is a good book. It's helpful in the discernment of people's characters, and how to work around their quirks. It is NOT a how-to book, and I don't think the author intended it to be taken so literally. One has to remember that many of the examples cited (particularly the more scandalous, 'manipulative' ones) are those of classical literature (i.e. FICTION). It offers insights on the many ways to 'seduce' (i.e. charm, manipulate, communicate with, etc) a person. It's a tool for self-discovery, and can be applied in different scenarios: in love, at work, with friends, with acquaintances, etc. After reading this, you'll assess your strengths as a seducer and your possible weaknesses as a victim. You'll be able to apply certain aspects of the book to your own circumstances. However, you will NOT be the ultimate seducer. Take the book lightly; it's not meant to be anyone's bible.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Yellowfox

    Owlstar?

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    best book

    best book

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