3 out of 5 Stars
Welcome back to another Sexy Sunday with me and my lovely, wonderful, talented friend Vanessa at Food in Books! Please go and check out her thoughts on this book, as well! First of all, thank you to Fred at This is my Place, my favourite au natral blog, for suggesting I try some Anais Nin! I’ll absolutely be checking out more of her work!
*WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT*
Evocative and superbly erotic, Little Birds is a powerful journey into the mysterious world of sex and sensuality. From the beach towns of Normandy to the streets of New Orleans, these thirteen vignettes introduce us to a covetous French painter, a sleepless wanderer of the night, a guitar-playing gypsy, and a host of others who yearn for and dive into the turbulent depths of romantic experience.
Well, this book definitely has it all! One thing I loved about it is that no matter what your kink is (so, if you don’t know, IT’S TIME TO LEARN!), Anais Nin will have a short story for you! Little Girls? Strangers? Sisters? Women? Men? Three ways? Voyeurs? IT’S ALL GOOD!!
“María’s own controlled sensuality flared up, free for the first time. When she took off her clothes, she revealed a María new to him, a María illumined with passion, abandoned as in the paintings, offering her body shamelessly, without hesitation to all his embraces, striving to efface the paintings from his emotions, to surpass them.”
I did like the no holds barred look at sensuality. I liked that Anais was so open to everything and everyone, and I won’t say that it wasn’t sexy!
“Each motion of this mouth had the power to awaken the same motion, the same undulation in the sex of a man, as if transmitted by contagion, directly, immediately. As it undulated, like a wave about to curl and engulf one, it ordained the undulation of the penis, the undulation of the blood. As it grew moist, it drew out my erotic secretion.”
What I DIDN’T like was how many of the stories seemed really demeaning to women. I feel like there was a lot of objectifying, talking about women as whores, and a lot of “she was asking for it” sort of talk…. that got to me a little. I don’t mind a little fun hard play and dominance. And, I’m a pretty open and accepting person!! But, there was so much of it that it got a little tedious…
“The women who are unabashedly sexual, with the womb written all over their faces, who arouse in a man the desire to fling his penis at them immediately; the women for whom clothes are only a means of making certain fragments of the body more prominent, like the women who wore bustles to exaggerate their asses, and the women who wore corsets that thrust their breasts out of their clothes; the women who throw their sex out at us, from the hair, the eyes, the noses, the mouth, the whole body—these are the women I love.
A woman friend of mine who was followed and annoyed by a man complained to the policeman at the corner. He laughed and said, ‘You’ll be sorrier the day no man wants to annoy you, won’t you? After all, you should be thankful instead of getting angry.’ And he would not help her.”
“I like a whore best of all because I feel she will never cling to me, never get entangled with me. It makes me feel free. I do not have to make love to her.”
I’m definitely willing to give Anais another try (actually, I already have her book “A Spy in the House of Love” that I’m going to get to, so don’t discount this one entirely! I just wanted a little less harshing on women! (and, I’m the LEAST feminist woman in the world… so, THAT’S SAYING A LOT!!)
Try it out for yourself!!
Little Birds is Best Served with A Piece of Ass
Well, a sexy book needs a sexy drink…. SO HERE IT IS!! Fitting, as EVERYONE is getting a piece of ass in this book!!!
- 1 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
- 1 1/2 oz Amaretto
- 2 oz Sour Mix
- Garnish with a cherry
- Fill Glass with ice
- Pour in liquor
- Top with sour mix
- Garnish with Cherry