Naranjo is a thinker first, a writer second, and his books bear that out. In spite of brevity, The End of Patriarchy is a difficult book. Nevertheless, it offers some simple, profound insights into personhood and society. This book, and other contributions by Naranjo, have been powerfully influential to me.
Of course I read it (and watched the movie several times) as a child, and I liked it back then, but reading it as an adult was a wonderful experience. Charlotte's lack of self-importance (contrasted with Zuckerman's inflated self-importance) is inspiring. Wilbur's openness to feeling--all feeling--is beautiful. Fern is like all of us, in that she loses an important connection as she grows up. Putting aside self-importance and learning to feel all feelings again is a start towards reconnection.