Lolita

by Vladimir Nabokov | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141182539 Global Overview for this book
Registered by VariC of Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on 5/7/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by VariC from Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Humbert Humbert is attracted to prepubescent girls, whom he calls “nymphets”. His cravings find their perfect target in Dolores, the daughter of his landlady, and he contrives to spend as much time with Dolores as he can.

The subject matter of this book, pedophilia, isn't very acceptable nowadays, and telling the story from Humbert's point of view probably makes it even less acceptable. But Nabokov is really an excellent writer and his prose is just beautiful, so this book is definitely worth reading even if you were repulsed by the subject matter. The language isn't always easy (Nabokov clearly has a large vocabulary, which he isn't afraid to use), but after a while the style just sucks you in and keeps you reading on and on.

Journal Entry 2 by 1001-library from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, May 08, 2008


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