A man has a nervous breakdown. He is forced, by the firm he works for, to attend a camp in which layman shrinks infantilise and physically, sexually and psychologically abuse people like him until they comply with their standards. This story reads, quite unfortunately, exactly like those religious "we god-love the gay out of you"-camps in which gay youths and men get abused. It reads like the detailed horrors of zealot brainwashing within a sect.
I am shocked at the amount of people who clearly don't grasp what is described here. I can understand fetishists (of rape, non-con and psychological torture) loving these books, because this caters directly to their Id.
But so many people read this and don't even mention in a passing word that what we witness being done to Dale is actually gravest abuse, that it leaves me breathless. I have a hard time believing that everyone who gave it 5* actually is into the abovementioned fetishes. I am myself into BDSM, so I do have an inkling just what the percentages and spreads are. Thus this amount of blithe acceptance leaves me shocked. I keep wondering why this is so. Really, really shocked.