With hilarious wit and sharp insights, The Sex Effect draws on history, psychology, religion, and sociology, and combines innovative research and analysis with captivating anecdotes to reveal just how much sex shapes our society. Blending quirky trivia (discover the real origins of corn flakes, vibrators, and Viagra!) with compelling questions (Why are our most successful leaders also the friskiest? How could building a gay neighborhood save Detroit from economic ruin?), The Sex Effect shows how the influence of sex and our sexual attitudes is everywhere and highlights how we can use this knowledge to improve our everyday decisions and better understand the world in which we live.
The Sex Effect Review ~ March 3, 2017 5 of 5 stars
A special thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
A laugh out loud, eyebrow raising, and demystifying, tale
about SEX! This book should be in every university bookstore in North America,
and could easily be the subject of a complete sociology course. But don’t let
text book status scare you, it’s a highly entertaining read for anyone.
A special thank you to
NetGalley, and Simon & Schuster for an ARC in exchange for an honest
A compelling look from
three different perspectives, and three different time lines, at how bees play
a role in day to day life. There is plenty of mystery and intrigue in this
novel to keep the pages turning. The opening lines of the story are beautifully
descriptive, and that style of language is carried throughout the book. It
invokes a sympathy from the reader for the plight of the characters.
Unfortunately, with my
schedule and commitments, I’m a read 10 pages, back up and reread 3 or 4 the
next time I get to sit down with it, so the continuity is sometimes lost. Tao’s
story was my favourite, and when I reached the end, I felt that hers was the
only story clearly summed up. William I lost several chapters before the end,
and George disappeared as well. I went back several chapters to reread the
ending to see if I missed something. I was more satisfied after my reread, but
I still feel William was left to ones imagination more than I would have liked.
Overall, I enjoyed the
book, its subject matter and its characters.