BONK:The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
How does one review a book that takes the reader thru a gamut of emotions? While reading this historic, comic, truly outrageous book, I found myself giggling and shaking my head at the same time.
What topic could possibly cause this? Why SEX of course! Using data throughout history, the author takes the reader into places that (at the time) were the established norm for sexual understanding. Using respected publications we are shown how and what the ‘intellects’ were doing to explain the sexual attitudes of the time. Not fun stuff for the faint at heart (TheTaiwanese Fix and the Penile Pricking Ring / Transplants,Implants,and other Penises of Last Resort).
Freaked out yet? Bare (lol) with me here. Using wit and some of the funniest editorial comments I have ever read, the author makes this book a pleasure to read. Granted there is nothing funny about some of the techniques described in this book.Whats really funny is the way this fine author presents it. Overall a enjoyable book and hopefully one that you will be add to your collection.