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Book Review of Aglow by Will Forest — Naturist Lens

Cover of Will Forest’s latest book, Aglow. I’ve just finished reading Will Forest’s second naturist novel, Aglow. Having enjoyed his first naturist novel, Coed Naked Philosophy, I was anxious to begin reading with high expectations. I wasn’t disappointed. I was, however, surprised. As a person who views life through a worldview that includes Jungian psychology,… via Book Review of Aglow by Will Forest — Naturist Lens

The City of the Drowned Short Story -Book Review

Finneas Ryder Book Review Short Story The City of the Drowned Nick Alimonos 2006 I was excited to receive this short story to review this month. I had read some of Mr. Alimonos’ work before, but admittedly it was just in bits and pieces and I had never completed any of his full works. It was not because I didn’t appreciate his style or concept, it was because I wasn’t allowing myself time to read for pleasure. Well let me say this off the bat, that was a huge mistake on my part. I have to say that the science fiction and fantasy genre has always been one of my favorite styles of writing. I enjoy the true escapism that the genre allows the reader when it is well thought out and written. The City of the Drowned is a perfect example of this. This piece opens with a prologue that gives us a look into the background of our female protagonist, Thelana. I had a bit of difficulty tying the prologue into the main …

Book Review – Nine Reasons You Should Never Be a Naturist

Finding Finneas’ New Naked Book Review “Nine Reasons You Should Never Be a Naturist” Author “Naked naturalist” Published December 7, 2015 Greetings gentle naked readers! I have been away working diligently to restructure and jump start my 2016. I have a stack of reading to catch up on and as I do I will be sharing my thoughts with you. Our first literary adventure completed of this year has been “Nine Reasons You Should Never Be a Naturist” by an unnamed author, only signed as Naked naturalist. I understand the use of a pseudonym, as in all fairness Finneas Ryder is mine, so no judgement from me. Let’s dive in.

Book Review: The Naked Truth by Lisa Brandt

This review also appears on The Nudist Book Review.  Author Lisa Brandt is an experienced entertainer and storyteller, with years of publishing and broadcasting under her belt. She wrote a fictionalized version of her nudist experiences a few years ago, she says, but couldn’t get a publisher interested; in 2012 she finally completed it as a memoir, and published it herself. She was interviewed on the Naturist Living Podcast in May 2015, which no doubt gave her sales to the naturist community a shot in the arm. Unfortunately it’s not a great contribution to naturist literature, although it’s an interesting look at nudist culture in the early 1980s. At the age of 18, Brandt took a job with the Four Seasons resort in Freelton, Ontario, Canada. This resort, which was sold and went textile in 2010, was notorious not only for being a nudist club, but also for hosting the Miss Nude World pageant starting in 1970, a publicity stunt that became a worldwide sensation. Brant trades not only on the reputation of the club but also …

Mirror Earth by PZ Walker -Book Review

If you like science fiction books you’ll like Mirror Earth. If you are a naturist, nudist or live clothes free you will like Mirror Earth. If you are curious about naturist/nudist/clothes free life you will like Mirror Earth. If fact there is much to enjoy in this latest novel by naturist author PZ Walker. Walker gives this synopsis of the book. Earth. The future. Researchers have discovered how to detect fluctuations in time and found that there is the possibility for alternate realities. Complicated calculations, big laboratories and big interests are at stake. A group of researchers is dedicated to pursuing the biggest experiment in their lives: to see if there are indeed other worlds like ours. And what will they look like if there is anything like another Earth? Walker’s writing has developed considerably from his first attempts at integrating naturist and clothes free themes into his inventive stories. The characters in Mirror Earth are engaging multi-layered, enjoyable to meet. Using the tried and true sci-fi setting of alternate earths Walker deftly introduces his readers …

Review: Naked Poetry: At Home and In Nature

Review: “Naked Poetry: At Home and In Nature, Sky Clad Poetry, Volume 2” authored by Robert Longpré “Naked Poetry: At Home and In Nature, Volume 2” by Robert Longpré is a beautiful collection of naked poems reflecting on the whole person in relationship to self, others and environment, indoors and outdoors. It is truly naked poetry sharing on both the clothes free body and raw spiritual and emotional experiences that unfold. Longpré paints moments spent alone reflecting on the inner nature, the true self, that is often masked both by clothing and by adopting ways of being in the world that are not authentic. Other pieces observe relationships with another and community, and how those dynamics shift when one transitions from clothing to skin. The relationship between author and the environment is also explored. When weather demands protection, the wearing of shoes and cover creates a kind of disconnect that is necessary for survival. That loss of touch is beautifully treated in several pieces. This wholesome collection of sacred experiences took me on a refreshing journey. As …

Naked Crow -Review

Naked Crow : P. Z. Walker Published January 28, 2014 What would you do if your friend were to disappear? You would do everything you could do to find them wouldn’t you? What if that same friend was a naturist, and disappeared at a naturist resort and you weren’t a naturist? That adds an interesting twist, right? That is the situation that we find in P.Z. Walker’s “Naked Crow.” Josy, a dental hygienist, and naturist, disappears on a regular weekend visit to her local resort “Mighty Oaks.” Her friend Sheila is our main companion on this journey of discovery; not only the one of trying to find her friend, but also one of her understanding and embracing naturism. We are also introduced to a supporting cast of characters from Mike, the “caveman” who both works and resides at Mighty Oaks, to Wendy, Sheila’s friend and Mike’s love interest, as well as several others. The story begins just before Josy’s disappearance, so we are introduced to the relationship that she and Sheila share. We also learn that …

American. Nudist Culture -Review

This title is must have, must read, volume for anyone interested in the clothes free culture and community in America. Author Larry Dalter has created a genuine nudist primer for the curious, newbie or veteran clothes free practitioner. The reader is treated to a brief history of the clothes free movement, all written in a very easy to read style that makes this an essential volume to own.

Naked Poems By Sea and on the Prairies – review

Naked Poems By Sea and on the Prairies by Robert Longpre This is the first book of poetry we have reviewed, and we couldn’t be more pleased. We have followed the tweets of author Robert Longpre aka Skyclad Therapist for some time. He is known for deeply profound tweets and posts which explore the connection between naturism and emotional healing with some Jungian psychology thrown on. In some respect this collection of poems continues in that vein.

The world’s best nude beaches and resorts -review

This review has been on the drawing board for sometime, almost a year in fact. But after seeing a post about the best beaches in the Bay Area my memory was jogged so I pulled this from the article backlog and I finished up for posting. Published by the Naturist Society in the US and Lifestyle Press in the UK , the cover of this guide says the reader “shouldn’t get undressed without it”; If ever there was a global guide to nude beaches and resort recreation this is it. Published in 2007 my copy included an insert with updates for 2010. The book is divided into regional sections with colored faux tabs marking each section. Regions include the Caribbean, Latin America, US, Canada, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Italy, the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltic, Australia, and New Zealand, covering over 1000 places and 50 countries. As you can see from the list the authors cover all the bases.