Lolita (Vintage International)
3 journalers for this copy...
Very disturbing account of a pedophile who marries a woman in order to gain access to her 12-year old daughter. While the writing and the book itself is excellent, the rationalizations of the narrator, Humbert Humbert, and his claims that his feelings toward Lolita are "love" made my skin crawl. If you have children, you need to read this. But like another journal entry says, NOT anywhere near a playground.
Shipped to pinklady60 on July 14 in trade for Falling Angels.
I'm interested in Reading Lolita in Tehran, so thought I'd like to read this first. Thanks, namedujour, for agreeing to this trade.
The compelling and controversial novel about an aging man's passion for a 12-year-old girl. Even though Humbert realizes (at times) how contemptible he is, I despised his character. Although I never did get past the disturbing topic of pedophilia, I must admit that the actual writing is brilliant. I was particularly fascinated with all the word games used by the author.
Journal Entry 5
media mail in By mail, Traded with another Bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Released 12 yrs ago (8/30/2006 UTC) at media mail in By mail, Traded with another Bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases
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On its way to KansasKiwi as part of a trade.
Journal Entry 6
on Friday, September 01, 2006
Received today. Thank you, pinklady60, for the trade.
Journal Entry 7
on Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Wonderul writing! Sad story of a tortured man. I'm glad I read it.
Thanks so much for the trade, pinklady60. I'm going to keep this... for now.