MIRRORS is a short novella describing the fictional life and sexual journey of Christopher James, a young Englishman raised by his grandmother in 1960's Manchester. Fascinated by images of nudity from a young age, Chris watches with interest as his own body develops and questions conventional inhibitions about sex and the naked human form.
An initial captivation with his own reflection eventually transfers to the camera lens as young Chris takes a job in a camera shop. He has several lusty relationships with girls and women in his youth before he discovers there's much more to love than the female gender. His encounters with men start almost accidentally, but from there he never looks back and accepts love and sex freely from both men and women partners throughout his lifetime.
Not much can be said about plot here, as the story is simply a collection of experiences told in chronological order by the main character. That said, the content is well paced, spending equal time on relationships from every decade of Chris's life. It is interesting to absorb the societal and technological progressions that are described as time passes, in addition to Chris's lively (and occasionally unbelievable) sexual romps as he transitions from youth through adulthood and eventually middle age.
The language is frank and easy to read, giving the reader a comfortable portal through which to enter and explore the bisexual lifestyle without having to 'drink from a fire hose' in too-graphic depictions or bizarre scenarios. Although I was a little sad that the main character never settles down nor finds his true love, but loves himself enough to simply enjoy life and have no regrets.
Overall a highly enjoyable read!!