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- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
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Top Customer Reviews
There is no media spin here just the frank recount of Nik who lays bare the facts of punting and paid sex and is free from any hysteria which normally accompanies an exposé on prostitution.
Yet, we have a thriving sex industry in this country, so clearly plenty are.
I picked up this book out of curiosity as I had already read Nik's book on internet gambling and was fascinated to hear his views on this other kind of punting. The book didn't disappoint and you have to admire Nik's open and upfront style, even if you don't necessarily agree with his view of the world.
My only criticism would be that the book was overly long with some repetition in places. It might benefit from a tighter edit. Enjoyed in nonetheless
However, I was extremely disappointed at how poorly written and repetitive the book is. It comes at no surprise that the book is self-published; it doesn't even seem to have been edited, as the actual substance could have been condensed by about 60%. Instead, the reader has to wade through endless paragraphs of tedious and rambling waffle, detailing such thrilling events as the time the author received a speeding ticket on the way to visit a prostitute.
Furthermore, the book fails to offer any of the hoped-for insights into the world of paid-for sex. Instead, the book offers a repetitive monologue of the author's trips around the country to visit escorts, and his verdict on them (frequently she was a "fat munter", "skanker" "beast" or similar). An example of the author's charming prose:
"...in spite of her attractive face and relative youth, she had flabby, horribly, wrinkly tits which looked as if they had been suckled by every infant conceived in the last five years, and a thoroughly skanky, stretched [sic] marked belly to match."
The book weighs in at nearly 550 pages (including a transcript of all the author's recorded "punts") but after wading to p.195 I felt I'd suffered enough and gave it up as a bad job.
I will definitely think twice before buying a self-published title in the future.
All in all good read but the author came across as a bit lonely.
I did enjoy it although found there was something missing and perhaps the writer does not always seem to have a very good view of the women he pays for sex from. This is where I got a little confused, why pay for sex if you do not have any liking for the women you pay but perhaps that is my own take on what was written rather than the authors.
I have spoken with friends about this book and they have infact borrowed my Kindle to read it and we had a bit of a heated argument (men v women) on some of the topics. I.e a woman stating she is one size when she is another. I then asked my male friends what size I was and none of them could agree and were all at least 2 sizes out which goes to show a mans perspective on size is in error as they think a size 10 means long and slender when it can mean short and a little dumpy. They all stated I was at least 2 sizes bigger than I actually am due to me being short.
I have to say though some parts were written with humour in mind and my males friends enjoyed it immensely which shows the divide between men and women as myself and my female friends found it lacking in real content.
This is a MANS book and if you are male I think you will find it light and entertaining reading. The females all agreed it was lacking something although none of us could agree what.
For a first effort not a bad read.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read a chapter of this on kindle and did not download the rest. Strange man. Felt sorry for him to be honest but quite admired his upfront style.Published on 18 May 2014 by Dangermouse
A first hand view into a world that most will never stray (or at least own up to)
I believe that some of the reviewers were expecting a more detailed & graphic explanation of... Read more
You never know quite what you're going to get with a self published book; but by any standards this is a shambolic, thrown together mess of book. Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2014 by Greg Charles
30 years of absolute rubbish. Written by a self styled guru of the sex industry AKA fantasist. The book doesn't even appear to be edited correctly and is tediously boring. Read morePublished on 2 Aug. 2013 by Chris Wright
An interesting read and a different viewpoint to the one you usually hear / read about. Well worth a download. Sme.Published on 27 July 2013 by rpleic
Very interesting and a real eye opener. I found the writing style easy and down to earth. The author's honesty about himself was refreshing, and at times quite moving. Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2013 by Mr PatrickO
What could have been an entertaining read is sadly a shambolic, rambling mess. It's poorly edited and very vague in details of the authors encounters. Read morePublished on 28 April 2013 by Mr Doinks
Do not bother getting this book! I only got it because it was offered FREE from Amazon. I only read 25% of the book because its soooooo borinnnnngggg & badly written!!!! Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2013 by Just Me
There is a great deal of rubbish written about prostitution by the UK media and they always concentrate on the stereotypical drug ridden street girls or trafficked Eastern... Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2013 by Edi Ted