I wrote a novel.
Michael is a twenty-two year old virgin obsessed with a single question: why do people have sex? As a graduate student in evolutionary psychology, he’s become consumed with explaining the mating patterns in human behavior.
In his eyes, modern America is a ruthless Darwinian landscape where every man is engaged in a life-or-death struggle for access to mates. In a concrete savanna where racial tribes are constantly battling for supremacy, all men can be neatly divided into two categories: those who are weak, and those who are strong.
The only problem with Michael?
He’s one of the weak ones.
It doesn’t matter that he’s physically powerful, adept in the martial arts, and the veteran of multiple street fights. All that matters is that he’s weak where it really counts: deep inside, in the soft part of himself that a woman can sense instinctively, like a shark smelling blood in the water.
Reeling from the devastation of a recent breakup, he falls back on an awkward, subpar set of social skills, trying and failing to find someone--anyone—willing to have sex with him.
Burning with hatred, Michael makes a promise to himself: if he doesn’t lose his virginity by his twenty-third birthday, he’s going to pick a fight with the biggest, baddest man he can find, and get himself killed.
Seemingly out of options, he retreats into his studies, until one day, a chance experiment shows him that psychology might prove useful outside of the classroom too...
Sources I drew upon
- Show your work, Volume 1: Darwin, God, and the Meaning of Life
- Show your work, Volume 2: Tokyo Ghoul
- Show your work, Volume 3: Against Moral Responsibility
- Show your work, Volume 4: The Average American Male
- Show your work, Volume 5: Shame
- Show your work, Volume 6: The Atheist's Guide to Reality
- More coming ...