7 journalers for this copy...
The story of Humbert Humbert, poet and pervert, and his obsession with 12-year-old Dolores Haze. Determined to possess his "Lolita" both carnally and artistically, Humbert embarks on a disastrous courtship that can only end in tragedy.
* I will make a list below of members in the order the book will circulate (this may be amended later)
* Please make a journal entry when you receive the book, then read, review and release the book within 6 weeks of receiving it, to keep it going.
* When ready to release the book, send a PM to the next person on the list asking for their address.
* When the last person on the list receives the book, please PM me for my details, to return the book.
HAVE FUN !!!
Bookring set up February 3rd 2005
- Okyrhoe - Greece - Intl.
- Blaisezabini12 - Romania - Intl.
- DJGib - Netherlands - Europe Pref.
- Guinaveve - USA (OH) - USA
- RaineeRose - USA (NY)- USA Pref.
- portable-solace - USA (TX) - Intl.
- firrantello - USA (TX) - USA
- Mokona - USA (MI) - Intl.
- SqDancer - Canada (AB) - Intl.
- Bookmanu - Portugal - Intl.
- ScottishDuffy - USA (FL) -
- PinkManager - Greece -
- TabbyStripes - UK -
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
started the journey :o)
"Lolita" arrived in my mailbox today. Thanks helly77!
"For me a work of fiction exists only in so far as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm."
-V. Nabokov, "On a Book Entitled Lolita"
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I recommend Waxwing's Nabokov Page.
Journal entry edited on Nov. 4 2005:
I purchased a hardcover copy for my permanent collection.
I was relatively new to BC at the time of participating in this ring, and wasn't sure how much/little I should write in my journal entry.
This is a book I enjoyed very much, as a reading experience. I'm not sure that any cinematic adaptation can do justice to the magic of the book - that is, the words themselves.
Sent by post to Blaisezabini12. Enjoy!
!!!! My journal entry will probably contain spoilers!!!
20 may 05 (in the evening): I started reading the book but I didn't get too far as I was really sleepy:)
10 June 05 (in the morning): I confess I read some other books these days, but now I am also half way through this one and moving slowly but surely to the end of it:)
The last book I read was "The Lovely Bones" so I confess I would be really interested to hear Dolores's version of "Lolita" story.
I like the style of writing, the words used by the author and I couldn't avoid feeling a bit of a triumph when Humbert found out 'Lolita''s mother was run over by a car.
I am curious how things will evolve from now on.
14 June 05:
Well, they are being followed! I can't believe it! I mean, I knew that Humbert was going to be caught, but I hoped it won't be that soon!
At the moment I only know that they are being followed by a red car, but I'm sure more details will be offered in the next pages.
I have pmed the next person on the list as it seems that I am going to finish the book this week.
16 June: What can I add in conclusion? For me, it was a difficult book to read (and I won't blame this on the exams, because I have also read other books these weeks) but I think it was a rewarding experience.
As soon as I receive an address the book will be sent on its journey.
Thank you Helly77 for turning this book into a ring.
20 June 05: sent today to DJGib. Enjoy!
I hope to finish the book before I go on holiday next Friday, otherwise I'll take it with me.
Not a high rating from me, but I'm glad to have read the book as I had heard so much about it. Thanks for sharing Helly77!
I have PMed portable-solace for an address and will send this book out as soon as I know where to send it! Thanks, Helly77, for starting this ring.
Edited to add that portable-solace did not respond to my PMs, so I moved on to the next person on the list, firrantello.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sending to firrantello. Enjoy!
I agree with RaineeRose about the French... I took Latin and German, so I understand about two phrases in French. Thankfully, I feel like I didn't miss that much.
I think DJgib had a good point about it slowing down once they got on the road.
And what exactly was he in jail for... the murder or the kidnapping or what? I'm a bit confused about that still.
Sending this out in the next few hours to Mokona
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Dropped off in the mail, but it probably won't get out until tomorrow.
All around there are books sipping cool drinks under shady palms while other books participate in a wide variety of beach sports. There is plenty of sand, surf and sun here for all of the lost and wayward books to enjoy.
It is hoped that very soon a new journal entry will come to rescue this book from the island and send it back out into the BookCrossing world so that it may continue on its journey. It is hoped that the new journal entry will tell all the interested parties where this book has been this long time and where it will be traveling to next.