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Review: Lolita

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Awe and exhilirationalong with heartbreak and mordant witabound in LOLITA, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. LOLITA is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on lovelove as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation. Read full review

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I'm only a few chapters in and it's already deeply impressed me. His use of imagery and metaphor are so unique and powerful - the kind where you pause and rethink/reread bits for sheer pleasure before moving on. The subject matter is of course controversial and makes the reader wrestle with his/her own conscience as you keep finding yourself looking through the protagonist's eyes and feeling as if you are inside his mind; all the while you know how dangerous and unhealthy his mind is. An important read for anyone who looks at today's sexualised, shallow 'bubble-gum' world that dominates youth culture and thinks something is not right here.
Anyone who says this is a sick or perverted book can only be narrow-minded or na´ve, and are seriously missing out.
 

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SEXY AS FUCK

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This writer sounds like a pedophile and proboly is and are the rest of the people who read this crap

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Nabokov's writing is so beautiful and the manipulation of the readers view on the character is incredible.
A few boring chapters, though all up definitely worth a read.

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The theme of this book is "Old Europe comes to America and is corrupted" (per the author). Ignore any claims to the contrary.

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Way beyond being scary or good. There is so much to this story other than lust or desire. There are deep dark hidden secrets that all humans harbor towards one another and within themselves. To reveal this openly to others takes much more courage than most of us have.

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The best book I've ever read. The way he creates images in your mind is unimaginable!

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