The Garden of Forking Paths
by Jorge Luis Borges
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
Sorry, but the excitement of this little story doesn't have anything to do with sex. We know that's hard to believe in this day and age, when it seems every modern spy story has to include a Bond Babe or Angelina Jolie in a catsuit, but it's true. No femme fatales here – in fact, there's not a single female character in the story. And as for the men, well, they sacrifice desire in the interest of history, philosophy, and running for their lives.