Lolita (Vintage International)

by Vladimir Nabokov | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0679723161 Global Overview for this book
Registered by amoenus of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma USA on 8/28/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by amoenus from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma USA on Sunday, August 28, 2005
My book has a different cover, (but I'm okay with that). I will update after I read.

Journal Entry 2 by amoenus from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma USA on Friday, September 16, 2005
I really loved this book, the prose are written so well you feel like you are looking at a painting. Not a happy subject, but written well.

Journal Entry 3 by amoenus from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, September 28, 2005
I am mailing this today to start ring. Order is on my profile. I have included recent newspaper articles about Lolita and Nabokov, because of the 50th aniversary of publication. The articles give background information on the authro, and his writing process. Very interesting. They are from the New York times (09/24/05) and Tulsa World ((09/25/05).

Journal Entry 4 by badgoat from Montgomery, Alabama USA on Saturday, October 01, 2005
Arrived yesterday for the Lolita Bookring, started it last night. The articles laurarn included are a great addition. I've bumped it up on my reading to get it into the mail to next person.

Journal Entry 5 by badgoat from Montgomery, Alabama USA on Saturday, October 08, 2005
Fascinating and emotional read. I won't give away any spoilers here, but I do wish I had as excellent grasp of the English language as Nabokov (not his first language). Wow. Provocative and shocking content, but I couldn't put it down.

Now off to cambridgelass!

Journal Entry 6 by cambridgelass from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 19, 2005
Arrived this morning, yay

will begin end of nxt week as soon as i finish my other bookring.

Journal Entry 7 by cambridgelass from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 12, 2005
Well what do i say about Lolita.
It was a book i read because it is a classic well known book so i felt i needed to read it.
I was really diasapointed, i found it disturbing which i expected. I didn't feel part of the book (i think that is the point) but it makes it harder to read when the characters just don't interest you.

I'm still really glad i read it as i can now have an opinion.

my rating 2 out of 5, 2 being not a book for me

Journal Entry 8 by cambridgelass from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
sent 21/12/05

Journal Entry 9 by GateGypsy from Ladysmith, British Columbia Canada on Monday, January 09, 2006
Arrived in the mail today. Have another 2 bookring books to complete, but will get to this ASAP. Thanks, laurarn, for sending it out, and those snazzy newspaper clippings, too!

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Well, I too, joined this ring because this is a "classic" and I felt kindof obligated to read it.

I found the first part of the book to be more... gripping... than the second, though the second is just as important. I found it rather draggish, but I had that problem with the last book I read, too, so it may not be the book's fault, it may just be me right now.

I was quite enchanted by the way the author used the English language ((amazing that it is not his first language!)) and I rather likd it when he digressed into poetic fancy.

I have tenneh's address, and will be posting this to her on Friday or Monday. Thank you for your patience!

Journal Entry 10 by tenneh from Verdon, Nebraska USA on Friday, March 10, 2006
Received today - I have 1 bookring book before it but I will get it read as quickly as I can. thanks.

I will have to join the others when I say I read this because it is a classic. The story seemed to really drag in spots and I had trouble keeping an interest up. The ending was a bit of a surprise to me but I don't want to spoil it for others who may read this before they read the book.

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heading back to laurarn

Journal Entry 12 by amoenus from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Arrived home safely. Thanks everyone!

Journal Entry 13 by amoenus from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Sent to another bookcrosser as requested. (Yvensong)

Journal Entry 14 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Thanks for sharing this! I look forward to reading this little classic.

Journal Entry 15 by yvensong at Reno, Nevada USA on Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wow! I hadn't realized I had this book for this long!

I'm having a real hard time rating this novel. The writing is superb. Nabokov's grasp of the English language is amazing considering this is his third(?) language.

The storyline, the protagonist, and pretty much all the other characters are unlikeable or too shallow to care about at all. You only see the other characters through the eyes of the protagonist, and he's so twisted that only seeing these other people as unlikeable and/or shallow works well for the story. He really only pays any real attention to his Lolita, the young girl he's convinced himself that he loves.

There were times I had considered not bothering to finish the story, yet like watching a train heading toward its doom, I followed Humbert through the well-written prose to his impending doom. I still can't say whether I'm glad I did or not.

Journal Entry 16 by yvensong at HiPoint Coffee OBCZ in Reno, Nevada USA on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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