May 31, 07
Read in May, 2007
I love T.C. Boyle's imagination. In The Inner Circle, he examines what it might have been like to work as an assistant under legendary sex research Alfred Kinsey. I first started reading this book about 2 years ago, but I had just seen the movie Kinsey, so I wanted to distance myself a little from the themes so I could enjoy them with freshness.
And I did. Aside from being warmly written and tastefully risque, The Inner Circle raises a lot of questions about sex, ethics, and human nature. The downside is there are many dull scenes that are filled with details that feel like they're building up to something larger, but they never do. Despite that, a very compelling read.