Review: Desexed by Benjamin Tariri


Desexed

2 stars

Read from March 02 to 09, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: To Live, is to Die, and Then Live Again. . . This book is not about apocalypse. Nor is it about the invasion of aliens. In fact, it’s not even fiction. Ben Tariri’s Desexed takes you to a place, where you have never been, but always longed to be, a place, where the end is truly the beginning of something breathtakingly phenomenal. As you will see, we all relate to the concept of this book in one form or another. This book is about life, death, and afterlife, and about life again… This could happen, and when it does, we should be prepared. What if the end of the world came in in the form of this?!

Bookish Things: 134 pages. The cover is simple, but quite eye-catching.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $5.85, paperback for $13.46 or hardcover for $23.99

My Review: 
bookshelves: bostick, indie-author, indie-review-copiesautumn-challenge, 2015-reading-challenge, 2-star-reviewaliens, editing-required, fantasy, made-me-angry, self-destructsci-fi

Desexed is one of those books that has a fantastic idea. It spawns a whole bevy of ideas when you think about the idea. What would it be like if all our thoughts on death and heaven were wrong? What if our thoughts on how we interact with people are all wrong? What if we’re only as basic as our animal instincts?

Alas, this book fails to deliver.

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What started me thinking, ended up just pissing me off so much. The blatant disreguard for delicate social interactions, faith, religion, sexual orientation… it came across as a preechy sermon from some hack priest… for science.

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Now, don’t get me wrong. I am fully in support of people having their own religions, their own beliefs in science, the easter bunny, Santa Claus or whatever their heart desires.

But I do have an issue with other people’s thoughts and beliefs being trodden on in the name of fiction.

SPOILERS!!

I would like you to tell me… [ If you had the genes responsible for sexual desire removed how a creepy homeless guy would be any less creepy and homeless? How does that even compute? Is the argument that because the creepy homeless guy no longer finds you a sexual being the answer? I’m sorry but no!]

End SPOILERS!

The over-simplification coupled with the blown out of proportion ideas of what would happen if we were ‘desexed’ is, at best, underwhelming, and, at worst, offensive.

I did not enjoy this book. I would recommend reading it with some hard liquor beside you and taking a shot everytime something pisses you off or offends you. The result:

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This book also needs an edit. A few things I noticed:

Pg5 – On(e) thing is constant…
Pg26 – When you (were) born on Earth….
…telling me that you(‘re) a walking, talking…
Pg92 – That was s (delete s) when he was…
Pg97 – …their heart beat(s) a hundred times…
…than by (delete by) women.
Pg105 – …do know how we arrived at (delete at) looking like…
Pg108 – …don’t say, i(‘m) so many years…

**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in return for an honest review**

What do you think would happen to ourselves and our society if our sexual urges were removed?!

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4 thoughts on “Review: Desexed by Benjamin Tariri

  1. Interestingly, I’m just reading The Handmaid’s Tale, where sex is reduced to below the level of a business transaction…

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