Book :: Lolita

By: Vladimir Nabokov
Pages: 326
Published: 1955
Genre(s): Russia
Rating: (35)


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Ninett Ninett

May 5th, 2019

Fede Fede

Oct 14th, 2017

Fede Fede

Oct 14th, 2017

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

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

forline forline

didn't like the subject matter but compelling pysch, character development.

Sep 9th, 2016

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Aug 9th, 2016

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Good writing but I can't enter the character's world.

Jun 1st, 2016

bertje58 bertje58

Feb 21st, 2016

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Dec 7th, 2014

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Nov 19th, 2014

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Sep 8th, 2014

ribacki ribacki

May 29th, 2014

sanayhs sanayhs

May 9th, 2014

ariellewelch ariellewelch

May 1st, 2014

laros76 laros76

Mar 19th, 2014

Dark_Virtue Dark_Virtue

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.

Mar 2nd, 2014

lanigan lanigan

Feb 15th, 2014

Turrican Turrican

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.

Dec 13th, 2013

ibastias ibastias

Dec 10th, 2013

awickie awickie

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

Hazel8 Hazel8

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

Joyce Beckett Joyce Beckett

Lo Lee Tah

Sep 23rd, 2013

lgaston99 lgaston99

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.

Aug 15th, 2013

Keith Keith

Jul 30th, 2013

aola aola

Jul 21st, 2013

adrianatica adrianatica

May 15th, 2013

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Mar 10th, 2013

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Feb 4th, 2013

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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

7th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store