Lolita Book Review

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Lolita Book Review

Book synopsis

Humbert Humbert – scholar, aesthete and romantic – has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust..

 

Lolita Book Review

“Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta” 

Beautiful right? 

 

 I took this book with me while on holiday and read it on my coach rides. The way it’s written it’s unique. I never came a book with such voice and style, yet. I found it difficult to read though. This was Nabokov first book he wrote in English. At first, I enjoyed the book, I wanted to understand Humbert but the more I turned the pages the angrier I got.

 

He held that girl hostage forbidding her to take part in after-school activities or to associate with boys. I couldn’t sympathies with a pedophile, a pervert and a snob who uses beautiful words. I was pleased that by the end Humbert got what he deserved. Although it’s listed one of the best 100 books of all time sorry I didn’t enjoy it that much. Everyone has an opinion what makes a book great don’t need to shove it on my face.

P.S I think that when she died giving birth she was set free. 

 

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