Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Published in 1995 by Olympia Press


About the Author

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian American poet, novelist, translator and entomologist. His first nine novels were in Russian, but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. His novel, Lolita was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels


Review

This has been the weirdest book I’ve read and by far, the most disturbing. The comic sense dulls the grossness but at no point did I want to stop. It made me question my mind and it’s depravities. Humbert Humbert, a European intellectual adrift in America is a middle aged college professor. Haunted by memories of a lost adolescent love, he falls outrageously in lust with his landlady’s twelve year old daughter – Dolores Haze. Obsessed, he’ll do anything, will commit any crime to possess his Lolita. Even convince himself to marry the landlady. Once he gets his Lolita, how long can he keep an adolescent in control ? How long will she be silent and willing to go along?
This took me a few days to get through. It took me another few days to take it in. Vladimir Nabokov is disgusting and sick.
So am I for managing to get through this book.