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Presents a selection of literary criticism focusing on Vladimir Nabokov's controversial character, including critical extracts and essays from noted critics
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Oct 14th, 2017
Difficult subject matter to get into, but it was rather interesting read. I feel like this is another book I've read where the story lacks in the later half of the book, and I found myself having a hard time getting to the end. Nevertheless, worthy of a top 10 book.
May 26th, 2017
didn't like the subject matter but compelling pysch, character development.
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Aug 9th, 2016
Good writing but I can't enter the character's world.
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Wonderfully real piece of literature. Obsession at its most crippling. If you haven't read it, do so. Then find the movie version starring James Mason and a really creepy Peter Sellers. Great fun to compare the two.
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Feb 15th, 2014
This is an incredible book by an author of sublime talent. There are times whilst reading Lolita where I felt overjoyed as the prose practically sang off the page. Anyone with a love of literature should put this book at the top of their "to read" list.
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Dec 10th, 2013
I both loved and hated this book. I found it guiltily enthralling how well he wrote like someone who really has these thoughts. At the same time I felt sick to my stomach the whole way through because of how logical and sick the main character was. All in all, a book you should read, but get ready to have the feeling that you need a shower afterwards.
Oct 3rd, 2013
Very accurate portrayal of the 'sex trade' and the perils of being female. Although it is the perpetrator's voice we hear. He gives his view of his obsession with Lolita and (depending on the reading) seems to denigrate his victim, when he says she was not a virgin . . .
Oct 1st, 2013
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Sep 23rd, 2013
I thought this was an interesting book. I had always heard about it and now I can say I've read it. A few interesting twists and I like the perspective the author took in writing the book.
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Lolita appears on these lists...
9th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review
47th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert
4th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library
11th on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe
27th on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde
69th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian
62nd on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian
54th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph
31st on Books of the Century by Waterstone
4th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek
31st on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books