Nightbook[PDF / Epub] ★ Nightbook By William Kotzwinkle – One night many centuries ago the fair ladies of Athens gathered to tell stories about the pursuit of varied physical pleasures Shortly though it appeared that the stories could not be confined to anci One night many centuries ago the fair ladies of Athens gathered to tell stories about the pursuit of varied physical pleasures Shortly though it appeared that the stories could not be confined to ancient times another century our own began to interrupt their lascivious talesA wise and loving scribe was on hand at both scenes William Kotzwinkle reports on that wondrously exciting evening in Nightbook From him we learn of the enduring pleasures of incest transvestitism voyeurism bestiality masturbation heterosexuality homosexuality and other events that can only be described under the cover of night before sunriseA raunchy sensitive witty notebook on sex and life wrote Newsday and The New York Times stated Kotzwinkle's characters are plugged into the life forcehe is into legends that might surprise Bullfinch. Reading Kotzwinkle’s Night Book is fast insightful weird and eccentric My first attempt on reading this sort of novella makes my forehead furrow and leaves me with confusion enough for me to ask myself the uestion of reading it or not Having no idea of the constantly shifting point of view and narrative makes me feel irritable about it The second try makes me hope that it would become interesting as I first hate it and in the end it thus leaves me utterly satisfied The novel is about a combination of ideas and folklores from ancient Greek using themes which are familiar in any of us living in this present day Although its acceptance in every society is not much clear as it is before Themes mainly of pleasures like incest bestiality voyeurism homosexuality masturbation transvestism sadism masochism and the likes Kotzwinkle’s prose assures you that he is a brilliant writer even though with such themes that he carefully analyzes with sensitivity and connecting it with our lives The writing which I predict to be confusing for the first time somehow makes me fall flat while I read unexpectedly making me stop to savor on how well accomplished he constructs the story leaving me with wide admirationThere is no uestion that Kotzwinkle as the blurbs on the back cover of my paperback copy is one of the few interesting and insightful of writers It is not arguable to call this novella erotica but I have to stop myself for the brand’s connotation for in here indeed he makes erotica to be of literary use And I would probably read anything from him to experience once again what I’ve savor just from reading this small and witty masterpieceOpening Sentence “Did you ever eat a girl?” she asked uietlyEnding Sentence “I can’t use it” A kind of sexy Scheherezade book where tales are told of orgies incest transvestitism homosexuality masturbation the porno industry prostitution and other sexual kinks spanning time and space Not so much a novel but a collection of nutty sex tales it was written in the Seventies and has that PlayboyPenthouse Shel Silverstein swinger vibe that was so prevalent back then From the author of ET Pb Avon Euinox 1974 Good condition An account of a group of Athenian women telling late night tales until the temporal reality shifts and their stories are interrupted by parallel narratives from the 20th CenturyAn oddity even for William Kotzwinkle and that's saying something as he is odd Ostensibly Night Book is a series of erotic tales told by a group of Athenian women in ancient times coupled with a tangentially related story from modern times The book covers just about every sexual variation including voyeurism exhibitionism prostitution incest bestiality the list goes on It's R rated than X rated but not for children Rather than erotic it seemed almost like a tribute to erotica if that makes any sense And although the stories in Night Book are purportedly based on ancient myths most of them seem to be created whole cloth by the author Perhaps a scholar of myths could verify their attributions better than I A fun short read Night Book seems like something that might be written by the protagonist in a Kotzwinkle novel and seems like a challenge that the author set for himself to see how it would turn out Maybe he was trying to write some profitable porn and came up with this instead A curio an oddity an entertainment a tour de force and since it's William Kotzwinkle it's well written And just out of curiosity I wonder how many copies of this are extant 3 Stars

Paperback  º Nightbook PDF/EPUB ¼
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Nightbook
  • William Kotzwinkle
  • English
  • 15 January 2014
  • 9780380015016