The Inner Circle

by T C Boyle

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction The Real World

LoveReading View on The Inner Circle

An account of a young man progressing from handyman to assistant to bed fellow of Dr Kinsey, he of the startling sexual report of the 50s and recent subject of the film, Kinsey.  How much is factual is not stated.  Dr Kinsey comes over as a fanatical worker dominating all those around him and the whole work is vaguely porny, highly readable and good fun.

Comparison: John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Jay McInerney.
Similar this month: None but you’ll probably enjoy Susan Barker.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Inner Circle Synopsis

In 1939, on the campus of Indiana University, a revolution has begun. The stir is caused by Alfred Kinsey, a zoologist who is determined to take sex out of the bedroom. John Milk, a freshman, is enthralled by the professor’s daring lectures and over the next two decades becomes Kinsey’s right hand man. But Kinsey teaches Milk more than the art of objective enquiry. Behind closed doors, he is a sexual enthusiast of the highest order and as a member of his ‘inner circle’ of researchers, Milk is called on to participate in experiments that become increasingly uninhibited…

 

The Inner Circle Press Reviews

‘Boyle is one of America’s most fluent, dazzling and readable writers … So vivid is his prose that we get caught up in the relationships between the circle, their unconventional marriages, their attempts to combat jealousy for the sake of society’s enlightenment’ Uncut

‘A fascinating look at post-war American views on sex, along with a compelling and very humane study on the nature of desire, jealousy, love and marriage. Plus, it’s stuffed with sex!’ Daily Mirror

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ISBN: 9780747578871
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747578871
Publication date: 2nd January 2006
Author: T C Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, The Real World,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About T C Boyle

T.C. Boyle is the bestselling author of fourteen books of fiction which have been published to worldwide acclaim in many languages. His novel Drop City, published in paperback by Bloomsbury in March 2004, was shortlisted for the National Book Award.  He has won numerous awards and honours including the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1988 for World's End. He received a PhD degree in 19th Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and his BA in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968. He has been a ...

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