The Art Of Seduction is a book by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers, it’s subject, like the title suggests is one of seduction. Will this book bring more sex into your life? Are the tips and tricks good? That’s what we’ll be looking at today on the biweekly Erotic Book Review.

The Art of Seduction is a massive book with many different sections on how to “seduce” a person (usually a woman).

The sections are on the different archetypes of lovers and how to manipulate them into your bed. They also provide you with twenty four steps to getting your prey to fall into your trap.

Notice how I’m saying “prey” and “trap”? It’s not a coincidence. This book is a sad commentary on how people view dating today. It’s all about tricking people into liking you. Knowing how to capture them and be who you want them to be. I’m all for learning how to seduce a love or asking for sex, but that’s not really what this book is about.

WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT THE BOOK

The historical and mythical  parts in this book are interesting, albeit sad. The pathetic reality to the sex addicted Casanova, the manipulative way that Andy Warhol got beautiful, vulnerable women to do anything for him. The wily and almost sociopathic way that Cleopatra got her man. As interesting as these parts are, they still fall flat since the information is used as examples on how to lie your way into someone’s heart.

WHAT’S BAD ABOUT THE BOOK

It’s all about hiding who you really are in order to get a person that you think might be out of your league. I would only recommend reading this book as means to preventing creepy gold diggers and skirt chasers from manipulating you with their tricks.

The upsetting part about this book is that although it was published way back in 2000, it’s still always stocked on the shelves of popular bookstores and has apparently sold consistently well for a very long time.Which means there are a lot of people out there who think they need to lie, cheat, manipulate and prey on the trusting in order to get love and sex. Very sad.

This book should be called The Art of Deception.

Because this book is well researched, I can’t completely pan it.

I give The Art of Seduction a 6.5 out of 10