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Postby CravinFood » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:33 pm

Has anyone read 'The Inner Circle' by T.C. Boyle?.... I started reading last week... Its an easy read but I am confused about one thing. It is a fiction about two real people - Alfred Kinsey and Clara (his wife). Now if it is truly fiction, then whatever stuff Boyle is writing about Kinsey and his 'experiments' is nothing but his imagination rite? ... According to Boyle, Kinsey's ideology was that everyone should have sexual liberty to do what they wanted and with whoever they wanted( of course, with consent of everyone who is involved) and religion and culture should not set boundaries in this arena... n thats the reason Kinsey was having affairs with men even when he had happy marriage.... Clara, his wife, seemed to follow that ideology too.... If this is all fiction, then isnt Kinsey's reputation at stake..... I have read Kinsey's work in my psychology classes and his findings did change the way people thought about human sexuality ..... but was he really in his personal life wut Boyle depicted him?

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Postby Dixie » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:58 pm

What you just said sounds really interesting :!: I haven't read that book though.

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Postby tikay » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:54 am

You should get the movie about the Kinseys life for a little insight and I really do not like the writer TC Boyle...he has a morbid imagination in my opinion... and although he has a storytellers talent (he is esy to read) I do not like all the negativity in his work... a novel is not truth so he probably merely embellished the truth of the couples very sexually open lifestyle.
http://www.imdb.com
just put in Kinsey in the search box for information.


I would venture to say that there may be better books about them but I am not sure...I just checked and you can buy the movie in amazon for 3.99 plus shipping right now...used that is, I always get great like new products used at amazon...

I have vowed to never read TC ever again, after reading Drop City and Tortilla Curtain....look for other books about the Kinseys or you might check Mr. Boyles book reviews in:
http://www.amazon.com

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Postby hung » Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:17 am

I love literature so much, especially contemporary literature. But I havenot got much time to read. So I usually listen some audio-novels from the web http://www.gutenberg.org. But they are all classic works, I cannot find any book in our time. Can you help me to find them in other web pages?
PS: I have no money to pay for this habit, so help me with free audio books plz

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Postby MissLT » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:18 pm

Downloading them at some websites is the only way if you wanted to get free audio books.

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Postby hung » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:17 pm

Give me some addresses

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Postby MissLT » Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:14 am

hung wrote:Give me some addresses

You can check it at http://www.bearshare.com I download the books there.

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Postby hung » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:45 am

LennyeTran wrote:
hung wrote:Give me some addresses

You can check it at http://www.bearshare.com I download the books there.

Thanks for ur information, I will see it later


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