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The Inner Circle by T.C. Boyle
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Nov 17, 2010

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This Boyle's fictionalized version of the work of Alfred C. Kinsey (Prok) I found it interesting and informative for about the first half. iIt then began to drag and I had a hard time finishing it. told through the eyes of John Milk who became Proks first helper. It was no doubt a good representation of the life and times of Kinsey, but for me, sex became boring as did drinking and smoking. Kinsey and those he chose for his "inter Circle" were all about the project of interviewing for the purpose of learning all they could about sex. in the process, everybody slept with everybody at one time or another. Other reviewers found the writing wonderful. i wonder what i am missing. I found it tiresome. or at least not well written enough to enjoy Milk's many descriptions of masturbation and drunknesss.

Given the prudishness of the times, the work Kinsey did was quite remarkable. Maybe I am just too old and out of practice to think this is good entertainment.

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