by Vladimir Nabokov | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140264078 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Helly77 of Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on 1/13/2005
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Helly77 from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 13, 2005
From Amazon:
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.

Journal Entry 2 by Helly77 from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Friday, February 04, 2005
As this is so wanted on Cliff1976's wish list site, I am going to set up a bookring for it :o)

* 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.


Bookring set up February 3rd 2005

Signed up:

  1. Okyrhoe - Greece - Intl.
  2. Blaisezabini12 - Romania - Intl.
  3. DJGib - Netherlands - Europe Pref.
  4. Guinaveve - USA (OH) - USA
  5. RaineeRose - USA (NY)- USA Pref.
  6. portable-solace - USA (TX) - Intl.
  7. firrantello - USA (TX) - USA
  8. Mokona - USA (MI) - Intl.
  9. SqDancer - Canada (AB) - Intl.
  10. Bookmanu - Portugal - Intl.
  11. ScottishDuffy - USA (FL) -
  12. PinkManager - Greece -
  13. TabbyStripes - UK -

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started the journey :o)

Journal Entry 4 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Tuesday, April 05, 2005

"Lolita" arrived in my mailbox today. Thanks helly77!

Journal Entry 5 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, May 12, 2005
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"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!

Journal Entry 6 by rem_DUV-129661 on Wednesday, May 18, 2005
picked up today from the post office.

!!!! 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!

Journal Entry 7 by DJgib from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 30, 2005
Lolita arrived in Amsterdam safely today, thanks blaisezabini12! I love the card, your home town looks really beautiful.

I hope to finish the book before I go on holiday next Friday, otherwise I'll take it with me.

Journal Entry 8 by DJgib from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 25, 2005
So, in the end I had to take the book on holiday. It started off really well, lots of tension and well written, but after a while on the road it all got quite tedious I thought. Once Lolita takes off I didn't think it was that interesting anymore. The climax was fun though, you expect it to be really dramatic but it turns out to be a bit of a damp squib and I thought that was quite funny.

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!

Journal Entry 9 by DJgib from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 19, 2005
Finally! I've had so much trouble trying to send the book on, it just isn't true. Anyway, I couldn't reach bookmanu and Guinaveve said she had already found it elsewhere, so Lolita is now on her way to RaineeRose.

Journal Entry 10 by RaineeRose from Rochester, New York USA on Saturday, October 01, 2005
Received today. Thanks, DJgib, for working so hard to get my address! I'll get started on this ASAP.

Journal Entry 11 by RaineeRose from Rochester, New York USA on Tuesday, October 04, 2005
This book is beautifully written; it contains some of the most lyrical language I have ever read. In fact, I enjoyed it more for its writing than for the story it told, which I found oftentimes very difficult to read. Like it did for many who have read this book, the subject matter repulsed me, but the beauty of the writing kept me moving forward. The only other thing that bothered me about this book was entirely my own fault -- my French is not good enough to decipher the phrases Nabokov uses! Overall, I'm glad I read this book.

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.


Sending to firrantello. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 13 by firrantello from Morganton, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Arrived in the mail yesterday. I started reading it this morning.

Journal Entry 14 by firrantello from Morganton, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I liked it all in all. Some pages the writing just seemed to get really repetitive and I didn't want to read more, but it went by pretty quickly.
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

Journal Entry 15 by firrantello at A Fellow BXer in USPS, USPS -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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Dropped off in the mail, but it probably won't get out until tomorrow.

Journal Entry 16 by lostbookisland on Monday, September 25, 2006
This book has washed ashore at the Lost Book Island after not being heard from for many months. This new arrival will be shown to a room and be allowed a bit of rest before being introduced to the many fun things to do here at the island.

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.

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