Daemon Fairless is a man who seeks to understand the inherent inner violence A Lion Among Men present in many men He uses his journalisticerspective and academic skills to explore the genetic biological emotional and socialization components which foster aggression and the need to Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution physically dominate This may sound like a boring academic treatise but it is instead uite fascinating He discusses academic research but combines this with case studies andersonal exploration of his own struggles with hysical aggression All IN ALLTHIS IS A VERY INTERESTING allthis is a very interesting well written book I recommend itMy thanks to NetGalley for roviding me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review Very interesting and also hella Canadian From Ottawa living in Toronto this was a good blend of gender studypersonal memoir on the topic of male violence aggression and fighting The author talks a lot about his own experiences growing up and through stages of outlets and outbursts He also meets and writes about the relevant experiences of friends and criminals I d have liked to read about incarcerated criminalsextreme cases and less about boxing and hockey but that s a A Speech on the Present Duties and Future Destiny of the Negro Race: September 2, 1872 (Classic Reprint) personalreference the latter are still relevant examples of male violence and honestly not what one might think of immediately when the topic is mentioned It is good to realize those mundane socially acceptable examples are still violence This is worth reading I had a hard time deciding on 4 or 3 stars for this book but I feel ultimately that while there is much said that is worth reading and talking about some issues of style and focus hold it back This is not a light book and rightly so it s Kiss of the Spiderwoman pretty heavy subject matter Trying to get at the root causes and motivations behind male violence was never going to be easy going Mr Fairless does an excellent job ofresenting his own anecdotal experiences of the urge of violence alongside the science of violence and aggression Rather than some hand waving and moralizing this is a frank stare into why men fight rape kill and scrap and it rings true at least to me and I wager most men about the The Mutants Are Coming pleasure and anticipation we may be hard wired to feel at therospect of fighting for what we see as just or fair Biology isn t the whipping boy in this story however nature and nurture both are called to account and their interactions considered Where this book lost me however is the level of ersonal detail It is at its best and most interesting when considering the subjects of his interviews and forays into succinct descriptions of the academic analyses But these "are chopped up throughout the book by what "chopped up throughout the book by what like digressions into the writer s motivations for writing and experiences with violence in his own life I feel this is not a direct analytical essay on the topic but strays into memoir There is also much jumping around between interviewees within chapters that I think could have been better streamlined Ultimately there is a line I keep coming back to where Fairless says I didn t even set out to write much about myself I envisioned a dispassionate research heavy book about the objective realities of male violencepg 259 60 I can t help but feeling like that s the book I want to readStill I would recommend a read of all but the last chapter erhaps These are issues we shouldn t shy away from and Mr Fairless explores them thoroughly A nice mix of Alles in meinem Dasein ist Musik... personal memoir firsterson journalism and a kind of self help anger management It goes to heavy Witch Is Why The Moon Disappeared places rapistssychopaths edophiles and fans of so. With a rare clarity and fearless honesty journalist Daemon Fairless tackles the horrors and compulsions of male violence from the erspective of someone who struggles with violent impulses himself creating a non fiction masterpiece with the narrative ower of novels such as Fight Club and A History of ViolenceA man no matter how civili. Ccer A bit saccharin in laces but never dull Extremely readable Many of the ideas rompted me to talk about the book with friends a sure sign of a good bookIf you re trying to understand male aggression this book will give you some insights for sure Enjoyable if like me you enjoy reading about the dark This was a hard book for me to read in some ways A lot of
Triggers For Me As for me as read it But it was worth it A stunningly well written look at things from a different viewpoint than I would normally hold Very intriguing book Received a copy of Mad Blood Stirring by Daemon Fairless through the GoodReads giveaway The Purposeful Graduate program in exchange for an honest reviewMad Blood Stirring by Daemon Fairless is about what on the surface looks like your everydayeople what makes them different is they are Inscriptions for Headstones people who let their emotions take hold and their overwhelming urges drive them to commit violent and heinous acts The author covers therominent nature vs nurture debate family upbringing abuse bullying and the risk factors that manifest later into depression substance abuse and even suicide But this is not the Thailand's Sickest - Hell To Pay purpose for the book because manyeople have lived through much traumatic events and have not resorted to violence to solve their Huumetsaarin jouluyö problems Therimary uestions the at times violent author himself raises is what differentiates his own thirst to Retail. De digitale hysterie voorbij protect his family and the indefensible from those that causeeople to kill in the name of satisfaction or relief What emotions come before the violent act What is the thought Η γραφομηχανούλα - Nietzsche ex Machina process that causes serial sex offenders to rape ex cons to stay in that never ending cycle of violence local toughs trying torove themselves at every turn and killers actually committing the greatest crime against humanity Mad Blood Stirring addresses and does its best to answer these hard uestions but in the end the interested spectators are still left where we started and that is we may have a better understanding but we ll never really know There is an aspect of rage that is analogous to lust Rage begets rage It spawns itself It builds up like clouds looming on the horizon It causes a discomfort that is not entirely unpleasant that is endulous and heavy and can take the lace of an emptiness if you are feeling empty When you are full this way it is The Bias of Communication pleasant to think about satisfying that rage The you think about it the it grows The it grows the stronger the desire to think about it It is an itch at first then a tingle then aulsation then a throbbing For a nonfiction book I found Mad Blood Stirring to be very effective in how it utilized hard hitting rimary research through interviews as well as scientific and oignant secondary research in artnership with that of ersonal revelations and detailed introspection There is a lot of honesty and emotion found in the ersonal but also an understanding and compulsion to let the reader know what makes violent men do what they do I find much of the nonfiction I read to be too academic filled with data jargon and other information not meant for eople without special knowledge or experience This concept never made much sense to me because if "it s a loved subject that demanded much time away from friends and family as well as the expected "s a loved subject that demanded much time away from friends and family as well as the expected drained Thanks to GoodReads giveaways and the 4000 Meilen durch die USA: Meine Reise zu den großen Fragen des Lebens publisher for this book I got in exchange for an honest reviewThis is an amazing and very convincing book written by Mr Fairless He did a thorough scientific research on his subject that s obvious And he alsorovided. Zed is still an animal and sometimes a dangerous one Men are responsible for the lion's share of assault rape murder and warfare Conventional wisdom chalks this up to socialization that men are taught to be violent And they are But there's to it Violence is a dangerous desire a set of owerful and inherent emotions we are loath to own.
Free download Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Daemon FairlessConcrete evidence of what he "was saying by describing events in his own life but also by interviewing other violent "saying by describing events in his own life but also by interviewing other violent Moreover if some may find this book difficult to read because it alternates between sciences and life stories that made it digestible to me who is a neophyte in the different biological Detention of Doom psychological historical and social aspects of violence in all its forms shapes and anglesMr Fairless is far from deserving his last name He is a man who knows how to balance things between nature and nurture and objectively recognize his own wrongsI could have uoted dozens of dead on statements from this book let me uote just this oneMyoint is that BDSM is a culture that has been invented to negotiate a common and Fromentin potentially dangerous desire BDSM is not the desire it is a set of controls we have invented to mitigate the danger imposed by the desireAnyway violence is something we must not sweep under the rug And I m sure that any of you will learn something valuable about it from this book I recommend Mad Blood Stirring to everyone who seeks to understand human condition and nature and especially to those who live with sometimes violenteople regardless of their genders This reads like a memoir a cathartic rumination by the author to try to make sense of and to understand his own violent tendencies Apparently this is going to be art of my spring round up on Canadian books about why men are the way they are Having just finished Mad Blood Stirring The Inner Lives of Violent Men and with Why Young Men Rage Race and the Crisis of Identity and Boys What It Means to Become a Man on the horizon it s going to be a testosterone filled few monthsThis
"One By Daemon Fairless Is "by Daemon Fairless is into five chapters based around big events in the author s life He then weaves lessons mostly about Benvolio I ray thee good Mercutio let s retireThe day is hot the Capulets abroadAnd if we meet we shall not scape a brawl For now these hot days is the mad blood stirring Romeo and Juliet Mad Blood Stirring didn t turn out to be the book I was expecting in a surprisingly satisfying way Subtitled The Inner Lives of Violent Men and written by a journalist with a Master s Degree in neuroscience I thought this would be a mix of hard science and Blood+: Russian Rose, Volume 2 philosophy in the vein of Steven Pinker or James Gleick But right from the book s Introduction author Daemon Fairlessroves himself a captivating storyteller and by focussing on the stories of real eople those he interviews and himself he is able to illustrate male violence without getting bogged down in studies and stats although lenty of science is cited here as well Fairless may have gone looking for explanations for his own violent impulses and he may have written a memoir here than anything else but I found it all fascinating and relatable and a worthwhile read Yes I have White Hat Syndrome Yes I want to make the world a better Friedrich Barbarossa (Gestalten Des Mittelalters Und Der Renaissance) (German Edition) place by confronting no let s be honest by vanuishing theeople I find threatening domineering manipulative and sadistic But that white hat sits atop an angry head And beneath that anger is a twitchy and hyper vigilant erson who is overattuned to threatening sounds in the underbrush Right from the Introduction Fairless explains that he s the kind of man who is always spoiling for a fight intervening with belligerent customers in stores chasing down urse snatchers responding to cries in the night He s a big man and over the years he has trained with weights and martial arts when Fairless walks into a room si. Up to And so there remains a hidden geography to male violence an inner ecosystem of rage dominance blood lust insecurity and bravado yet to be mapped Mad Blood Stirring is journalist Daemon Fairless's riveting first erson travelogue through this territory as he seeks to understand the inner lives of violent men and ultimately himself.