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Are Some People Just Born Evil?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Posted in: random musings

When I think about the growing number of murderers and rapists, and generally bad people, that there are in the world today, I can’t help but wonder if we can soully blame the environment that they were brought up in? Are the parents always to blame?

What if some of these people were just born evil? So evil that not even a decent upbringing would have made the foggiest bit of difference to them?

What makes a pedophile, a pedophile? A rapist, a rapist? A murderer, a murderer? Were they all abused and neglected at some point in their lives? Must we always assume that people who commit these kinds of heinous acts had to have been a victim themselves?

Isn’t it just possible that they were always going to be evil, no matter what happened in their lives?

What do you guys think?

Undercover, by Lauren Dane

This erotic futuristic romance is Ms Dane’s print debut, but the fact that she’s been writing for years is evident in the quality of her craft. I was privileged to get an ARC of Undercover, which made me really happy as a well written ménage à trois is one I enjoy very much (particularly in the M/f/M incarnation, as is this one).

With that said, the usual warning: this novel is not meant for minors; any adults who object to any sort of relationship deviating from the typical one man, one woman would not enjoy either the novel nor my review; there is graphic sex, some BDSM, and what could be considered offensive language.