I haven’t read some erotica in a really long time so I just picked out Little Birds by Anais Nin.
I got to the end of it 50% out of curiosity and 50% because I just wanted to finish it, it’s a short not-so-awesome book so it’s not worth it to read it for 100 years. What can I tell you about it is that it’s pretty boring. The stories give me the feeling that they’re just thrown there and they didn’t really get to me. I felt distant towards it. They didn’t intrigue me or made me feel anything.
I didn’t really enjoy the idea of men messing around with 16 year old girls tho’ I liked the first story when all the girls ran away when they saw him in all his glory around them. Come on, that was pretty funny.
The stories have many things in common and they might seem familiar at some point which was pretty nice and made me imagine some bonds between them.
Overall this was not my cup of tea but I’m glad I’ve read it and it’s an appreciated classic.
For halloween I saved a place for a creepy book that would suit this holiday and I decided to go for Frankenstein. I couldn’t be more dissapointed, I’m serious. I ruined my halloween reading joy.
Rating: doesn’t even deserve a 1 but I will give it 1/5.
If there is someone out there considering this book a masterpiece and an awesome classic, please convince me or just let me know what makes you think that.
I know I’m not a fan of classics or whatever but some of them are really good. I wanted to be freaked out by a story written in that classic old style. Something like Poe. But I just forced myself to finish it just because I wanted to give it a bad rating so people that are like me can find out some bad reviews too, not only the good words about it.
Besides the fact that the descriptions were awful, a paragraph written only about how the wind blows and how Frankenstein feels it, the story isn’t scary, man. It doesn’t have a drop of darkness in it that you can call “creepy”. Some crimes commited by the monster are not enough to make this book a horror one. Look at Stephen King, if he would’ve written it some crazy stuff would’ve happened. Not just deaths of people Frankenstein knew.
I appreciate Mary’s ambition to write a creepy book at 18 years old but this was so bad and awfully boring, I don’t even have words. It took me 5 days to finish it and it doesn’t even have 200 pages.
If you haven’t read it yet, you can go for it but embrace yourself for major boredom.