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The Art of Seduction

The Art of Seduction

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From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a mesmerizing handbook on seduction: the most subtle and effective form of power

When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four maneuvers and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over his target. Understand how to "Poeticize Your Presence," "Keep them in Suspense - What Comes Next" and "Master the Art of the Bold Move". Every bit as essential as The 48 Laws of Power , The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 2003, c2001
ISBN: 9780142001196
Call Number: 306.7 G835a 2003
Characteristics: xxv, 467 p. ; 24 cm


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Mar 26, 2018

Mediocre book. I personally am not a fan of the layout. Most every chapter begins with an anecdote about a famous seducer in history, then gives a psychological breakdown of how/what to do, with a few sprinkles of weird astrological sounding crap.

There are also quotes in the margins of every page, which I found annoying as they are completely disconnected from the author's own writing. Lots of strange typography, in what I guess, is an appeal to erotic sensory???

This book has a lot of fluff in it. You can learn some tactics, but I don't know if it's worth scavenging through all of the needless exposition. Seduction is a game and you should play it with the energetic fun it requires, this book is not very fun to read.

What I took away:
1) Choose a willing victim
2) Bring forth a person's unconscious desires
3) Alternate hot & cold (always keep them guessing)

Jul 16, 2016

For the psychopath in every family!

black_dog_4723 Jul 07, 2015

Great read!


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