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‘Lolita’ by Vladimir Nabokov; Book Review

I first began to read this book as a young teen, and found the literature too difficult, and therefore put the book down. It wasn’t until this week, nearly a decade later that I decided to pick it up again. This time the language was not difficult to read, like I had expected.

I went into this book with an open mind, briefly knowing what the novel is about, but nothing more. I enjoyed the eloquent language. I was intrigued how the reader knew what horrible crime was occurring, yet the main character didn’t write in a wicked way. He knew of the severity of his actions, and stated many times the wrong of what he was doing.

Lolita herself I found difficult to imagine, as the description of her did not match the image I has composed in my mind. I also didn’t expect her age to be of preteen. The story was saddening, yet I enjoyed the way it was written. I suggest being of mature age before attempting to read this novel, not because of the more advance language but due to the nature of paedophilia.

I now understand why everyone adores this book, and I too agree everyone needs to read this book. Have you read this well known book? I’d definitely recommend to all adults! It is an average length book, but I read in just one day as I didn’t want to stop reading. I’d give ‘Lolita’ 5/5.

9 thoughts on “‘Lolita’ by Vladimir Nabokov; Book Review

  1. I just downloaded this book on my phone apps to read. I”ll let you know what I think when I’m finished but I have so many books downloaded I’m not sure where I’ll start 😛 typical of readers and writers alike.

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  2. Indeed, a controversial brilliant read! I remember the first time I read this book. My mouth was agape more often than not. Still, I found the content important and eloquent despite its intention. Thank you for sharing!

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