After you take the red pill, you start to see the implications and examples really clearly in all media. My post on the Princess Bride was pretty obvious once you can see the world for what it is. Rarely though do you see a book or movie stripped away of all other ancillary story items and focus almost entirely on the interpersonal relationship of a man and a woman, but I found just that in a book.
I read a fair amount of books, and enjoy both non-fiction and fiction (I just looked at my library history, a total of 44 books I’ve gotten through this year which doesn’t include the few books I’ve bought for long term such as Rippetoe’s latest Starting Strength [a weightlifter’s bible]… and includes some doosies like the back half of the Game of Thrones books by George RR Martin). I don’t focus on any genre but ride the wave of whatever hits my fancy at any particular time. I’ve got a long list of books in my electronic queue at my local library that I get to when I’m in the mood. A lot of times I don’t read the fiction books jackets or know what they are about (I usually get them recommended by other forums or friends) so each book is a little surprise.
The latest I just finished a couple days ago was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. If I didn’t know better, I would swear it was written by a Red Pill author designed to show the flaws of Blue Pill living. There are a lot of twists and turns in the story, so rather than break the book open and spoil it for those who may check it out, I’ve got to beat around the bush a little. Still, this book was more or less the perfect example of typical manly beta thinking and marriage resulting in a bad result as a matter of course. The book itself wasn’t a masterpiece, but was an easy and entertaining read on a couple of travel days for me and I’d recommend it for those plugged in or want an easy thriller.
Basically, the story is of a wife who goes missing on the morning of her fifth anniversary. Like most of these stories, the husband is the prime suspect. That’s all I’ll really say about the plot, except to nibble at the edges a little.
Ok, now getting to the part that’s so obvious once you know the rules:
- Husband and wife both really good looking, but when courting, husband has to go outside his comfort zone to be attractive and cool to his future and current wife. [Alpha skilllz]
- Once he stops with the afterburners of trying to be more than who he is, his wife loses attraction to him big time [typical beta moves by those who get married]
- Resentment occurs by both spouses. Husband withdraws, wife nags and doesn’t communicate well.
- There’s third party White Knighting by beta orbitors
- Husband told to “man up”
- After changes, like losing weight, actually “trying” again to be what he was [alpha] when they were first dating, wife more attracted to him
- Some batshit crazy thrown in there for good measure
There’s even more, and it reads like one of Athol’s “911 Relationship” posts brought to life (but in a bookish, thriller type of way…as in over the top). If you’re bored this winter, see if they have this at your local library, it’s a quick and easy read and more entertaining (almost LOL funny in parts) when you see how the dude behaves (not far from how some of us behaved/behave in our own marriages).