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Lolita
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
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harper.pixie
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Hear me out, women in the right headspace should all read Lolita, and men maybe should read it at a removed distance. Perhaps as a true crime novel. It‘s revolting and beautiful. It‘s also worthwhile to mention that Véra Nabokov played a huge role in this book‘s writing. Reading this was revolting but revolutionary. I finally acknowledged the potential for male evil in writing, and saw how beauty could so easily pervert it. A necessary read.

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fredthemoose
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov

#LMPBC Group V - what do you think of Lolita, One Flew Over the Cuckoo‘s Nest, or To Kill a Mockingbird for a pick? Have you read all of those? I also haven‘t read any Vonnegut and would happily take suggestions, or could take an overflow from the list posted by @TheAromaofBooks

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I haven‘t read Lolita or any Vonnegut! Those would work for me! 1w
TheAromaofBooks I'm fine with Cuckoo's Nest or Vonnegut... I believe @Eggs has read a decent amount of Vonnegut over the last couple of years so she may have some suggestions for a good starter book (??) if that's the way we decide to go!! (Sherri, isn't that the author that your brother loved so you were reading some of his books? I can't remember for sure!!) 1w
fredthemoose @britt_brooke you‘re also a Vonnegut fan if I remember correctly—any suggestions for a group of Vonnegut newbies? 1w
britt_brooke @fredthemoose You can‘t go wrong with Slaughterhouse-Five! I think it‘s probably the best for easing into his style and humor. 💚 I love when friends know me for my Vonnegut love, so thank you. 💚 1w
Eggs God bless you mr rosewater, and slaughterhouse 5 @TheAromaofBooks Yes you remembered correctly! 1w
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ReadingEnvy
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 243: Russian Novel Speed Date *BONUS EPISODE*

It's been a while since I've done a speed dating bonus episode, and this one is all about Russian novels for the Reading Envy Russia novel quarter. I discuss books I tried, what I thought of them, and books I read previously.

Listen and subscribe:
https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy243

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SqueakyChu
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I started reading this book for an online book club. Regardless of the subject matter, the writing did not hook me from the onset. I‘m bailing for now. Maybe I‘ll return to this book at a later date. Maybe not.

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guidosophia
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
Panpan

call it a classic, i don‘t care, i just think it‘s way too icky. sure maybe the writing style is nice but it‘s impossible to enjoy this book because of how sick it is

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yoavshai
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 161.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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IuliaC
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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"Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece."

"Life is just one small piece of light between two eternal darknesses."

A fabulous and scandalous classic literary work of art I am glad I finally read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome quotes!! Stacked 📚 6mo
IuliaC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This novel is a treasure of quotes 😊 6mo
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Liz_M It is an amazing book if one can get past the subject matter. Jeremy Irons narrated an audio book and that is a stunning piece of work! 6mo
IuliaC @Liz_M I totally agree! 👍 6mo
Graywacke Those quotes are terrific. Congrats on getting to it. (I read it for the first time last spring) 5mo
IuliaC @Graywacke 👍 I have no idea why I postponed reading it for so long 5mo
Graywacke @IuliaC yeah. I‘ve stacks of unread books (real and hypothetical stacks) that I have some thought for. 5mo
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GinaKButler
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Starting this today for my Catching Up On The Classics Challenge.
#bookspinbingo

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itsyvetperez
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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" and the rest is rust and stardust."

-- 4⭐️

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Staci
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Every time I thought about how beautifully written some lines were, I was reminded that the main character was obsessed with a 14 year old child! 🤬

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rachelk
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Some publishers and reviewers described this novel as a ‘love‘ story. No. The villain protagonist objectifies and sexualizes girls that he deems ‘nymphets‘. He plans to drug and rape ‘Lolita‘ on their first night alone. He is a monster and she is a victim. And yet, Nabokov masterfully takes in readers with dark humor, satire, brilliant word play and elegant, self-aware prose. From a literary standpoint it‘s an achievement.

Ruthiella Totally agree! I hate, hate, hate most of the covers for this title too which usually have an objectified image of a girl on them. Delores is not Lolita. Lolita is a pretense that H.H. uses to excuse his repeated sexual abuse of a child. 9mo
rachelk @Ruthiella You are absolutely right. 9mo
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Ast_Arslan
Lolita | Nabokov Vladimir
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool photo!! 9mo
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Michellesibs
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Mehso-so

I'm glad I've read this, it's a classic piece of Russian literature, ground breaking in its own time period and referred too a lot in modern media however I was expecting more. I think I'm a weird individual thats a bit upset that I wasn't comfortable enough reading this 🤣

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Ast_Arslan
Lolita | Nabokov Vladimir
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 36th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

AmyG Lolita is a favorite. So very good. 13mo
Ast_Arslan @AmyG 😉👍🏻 I hope to like it too 13mo
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GatheringBooks
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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TheSpineView
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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#MayCharacters @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Merciless

Humbert is a horrible person. He is a sexual predator and he has no remorse.

BoleyBooks It is easy to have a love/ hate relationship with this book. I figure if an author can illicit emotions from a reader whether it be good or bad...even disgust...then the job was executed well. On some level we all feel that if we can come to “understand” the minds and motivations of serial killers and perverts that perhaps through study we can learn to “fix” deviant behavior. 🤓 (edited) 13mo
Eggs Great choice 🙌🏻 13mo
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Eggs @BoleyBooks Well said👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
BarbaraBB I love the book but this cover 😱 13mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I have a real problem with almost every cover for this title as the usually provide a sexualized image of a child. Delores in the book is only a little girl. It is HH who sees her as “Lolita”. 13mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella I agree, the covers are mostly insinuating the wrong thing. 13mo
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Graywacke
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Such a controversial book. First, it was really difficult to read after a while. It just gets confusing and I felt a little lost here and there. Second, it‘s not offensive in that our HH exposes the harm he caused. Third, it starts of funny, like for 100 pages. Then it transforms, goes dark and difficult and becomes a fascinating and pretty amazing novel. I‘m actually not quite sure what he did. This wants a reread.

BarbaraBB Great review and graphic. It‘s a book I want to reread too. 14mo
Graywacke @BarbaraBB thanks. I would really like to reread with a group. Maybe there‘s interest. ?? 14mo
SqueakyChu It depends when you do it...and if I can find my copy. 14mo
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Graywacke @SqueakyChu oh, good to know. Happy to find a convenient time. I don‘t have any plan. 14mo
BarbaraBB I‘d be interested!! 14mo
eeclayton Depending on when it happens, I'd love to join in, too! 14mo
Graywacke @BarbaraBB @eeclayton yay! Thinking about when. Let me know if you (including @SqueakyChu ) have a preference for when. June/July? Fall? Winter? 14mo
SqueakyChu @Graywacke @BarbaraBB @eeclayton No preference. Just give me a heads up beforehand so I‘ll be able to squeeze it in. My reading had been so slow since the pandemic started, but it‘s picking up a bit now. Are you doing it here on Litsy or on LT? (edited) 14mo
BarbaraBB I would prefer the fall since I am just about to start reading the shortlist of the Women‘s Prize and CampToB. If that‘s too far away for you please feel free to set an earlier date and I‘ll see if I can join! 14mo
Graywacke @SqueakyChu @BarbaraBB fall is more to my own preference. I would like a little separation before I read it again. 14mo
SqueakyChu @Graywacke @BarbaraBB @eeclayton Maybe by fall, I‘ll find my copy! 😂 14mo
Graywacke @SqueakyChu that‘s the spirit! 😆 14mo
eeclayton Fall sounds good to me, too ☺️ @Graywacke @BarbaraBB @SqueakyChu 14mo
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Whalien99
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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4 stars

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LesleyAnne
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I made up a cocktail for your next Nabokov read called Lepido-Nabokov: 3oz of vodka, .5 Oz blackberry brandy and .75oz St Germain. 📚🍸 definitely helps the strange parts go down smoother and enjoy his lovely multilingual prose... but just sip slowly since it‘s definitely strong!

TheNeverendingTBR Welcome to Litsy! 🙋‍♂️ 1y
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Graywacke
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Finally, I‘ve started.

(and...do I see Petrarch? Just imagining that?)

SqueakyChu I have this book. One day I‘ll read it as well. :D 1y
Graywacke @SqueakyChu been prepping for it since jan 2020. 🙂 1y
SqueakyChu @Graywacke Heh! It seems I have TWO copies of this book in my house. One from 2020 and the other from 2014...along with hundreds of other books to be read. Oh, well. :) 1y
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Graywacke @SqueakyChu 🙂 part of you is clearly determined. If you‘re interested in a buddy read let me know. But also tag me when (if) you do so I won‘t miss it. 1y
SqueakyChu @Graywacke It for sure won‘t be any time soon. Too many things are higher on my list at this time. Eventually I‘ll get to it. 1y
BarbaraBB Such a fantastic book. I have two others on my wishlist thanks to you! 1y
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Lcsmcat
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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TheSpineView Love this quote! 💛 1y
AmyG Yes, that is a great quote. 1y
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rajithr
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Thanks @DarkMina 1. My daughter and I have a lot of conversations about the books we ❤️ 2. My daughter and my son 3. Nabokov‘s Lolita @Cinfhen @The_Heeler_Booklife @Lauram

Cinfhen Thanks for the tag 💗I recently read Lolita for the first time... it‘s good!! Disturbing but not yucky 🤢 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife Thanks for the tag! 1y
DarkMina @rajithr You‘re welcome! 1y
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Sha0102
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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The special class of satire to which “Lolita” belongs is small but select, and Mr. Nabokov has produced one of its finest examples. ♦(Donald Malcolm - The New Yorker)

#Lolita #VladimirNabokov #livro #book #bookaholic #booklovers #ler #leitura #leitora #reading #instabook #instaread #instabooks #bookstagram #litsy #booklover #readingabook #amreading #books #kindle #Sha2021

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maich
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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CBee Maja, I just got your Christmas letter/card last week! 😂 I‘ve mailed one back to you, here‘s hoping it‘ll get there before July! ♥️😁 @maich (edited) 1y
maich @CBee 😂😂 Maybe I'll receive it before Summer vacation😂 1y
CBee @maich I hope so!! 😁 1y
maich @CBee 😂😂 1y
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SamAnne
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I've not read Lolita. Am planning to read My Dark Vanessa soon. Thought-provoking piece by the actress an screenwriter Emily Mortimer in today's NYT. Adapted from an essay from the forthcoming anthology Lolita in the After Life. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/books/review/lolita-obscenity-cancel-culture-...

marleed Oh that‘s interesting. In the early 90‘s I discovered books recorded on cassette tape at my library. Jeremy Irons recorded Lolita and I listened on my 30 minute commute to and from work. I still remember pulling over in a parking lot and rolling down my window thinking I might get sick from the telling of this book. ... Soon after, his voice of Scar was a near-constant on video tape. I still see that dastardly lion and think Lolita! 1y
SamAnne @marleed Great actor, but Jeremy Irons is so creepy. Contemplating reading the book but.... 1y
Jeg A couple of years ago I picked Lolita for our bookclub as I hadn‘t read it. Interesting. I‘ve just finished a book The Real Lolita which gives an interesting insight into the fictional Lolita. 1y
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Anna40 Thanks for sharing! Did you watch the film adaptation (i.e. your photo in this post) - forgot the name of the film 1y
SamAnne @Anna40. I‘ve not watched The Bookshop! I like Emily Mortimer and think I will watch it. Have you watched it? (edited) 1y
Anna40 No, but want to see it too. It's available on Kanooy through my library :) 1y
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ctelford
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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⭐️⭐️ - don‘t think I‘ll be recommending this to people if I‘m honest (sorry @JoeAllen22 !) Overall the writing style was difficult to get behind, most likely due to the time it was written, and the story wasn‘t quite my cup of tea, for quite obvious reasons.

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TheNeverendingTBR
Lolita | Nabokov Vladimir
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This has been one that's been on my to-read list for many years because I love classics and this one is always high up on the best books of all time lists; I'm glad I finally read it. It's a very good piece of literature. 📚

Full review ⤵️
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3857920451

GinaKButler This is on my list this year, too! I‘m going to have to read it sooner rather than later! 1y
intothehallofbooks I‘ve always wondered about this one! I know I‘ll pick it up at some point. 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @GinaKButler @intothehallofbooks definitely worth a read, it's not in the best books of all time lists for nothing. 👍 1y
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Samary
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Mehso-so

A friend asked if this was a good book. I can say it did it‘s job, made me feel the feelings it intended and I appreciate it, but I‘m not sure “good” is a way to characterize it. Well written, interesting wit. It‘s written in a formal document manner and it‘s not my favorite way to consume a book. Just personal preference!

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GinaKButler
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I‘m working on my 2021 reading challenges and saw this “Deal Me In” idea in a FB Group. You assign a book you‘ve been meaning to read to each card in a deck and then randomly pull however many you‘d like to tackle. I‘m adding these 4 to 8 more prompts to create my own Catching Up On The Classics Challenge. Looking forward to a great reading year! 📚

Charityann Cool idea!😊 1y
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Aleksandra_G
Lolita | Vladimir V. Nabokov
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I liked the style of writing and first half of the story, but second half was slower and, in my opinion, little bit boring. I don't regret reading it, I just wish it was as intresting as first half the whole time reading it.

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Kdgordon88
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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#3books #booksihaventread. Probably won‘t read Lolita but will read the other two.

BookBelle84 I have to say I loved Lolita. The audiobook read by Jeremy Irons is so good. 2y
AvidReader25 @BookBelle84 It really was excellent on audio! 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
Kdgordon88 @BookBelle84 @abidreader25. You convinced me...I will definitely check it out on audio. Thanks! 😀 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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What can ya say? The content was vile. The prose was stunning. And Jeremy Irons narration was delicious.

LeahBergen It‘s foul and yet compelled, isn‘t it? 2y
LaraS Hah! This is the most accurate review I‘ve read all week. 😆 💯 2y
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dopaminted
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov

The professor, with a middle-aged body, erudite brain, hopelessly juvenile thinkings, ceaseless seek of pre-pubescent hedonism, whom you might have seen over the polished( I hope) railing of your tiny balcony, on the stone of bench sitting, with a book in both palms, and mind around the "nymphets", is the striking protagonist; who bewizards the honey-limbed Lolita.

An art: the novel Lolita

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OriginalCyn620
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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#IfYouLikeThis #AmericanBeauty

Purely from the standpoint of a middle-aged man lusting after jail bait. 😕

Klou 👍📚😊 2y
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Cosmos_Moon
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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7/7 - sundae

Getting ahead of this one today 😜
#QuotsyJuly20
@TK-421

rajithr You would like to check out My Dark Vanessa, a modern day retelling of Lolita 👍 One of my best reads this year 🤩 2y
Cosmos_Moon @rajithr Lolita really creeped me out. I think it is good, but Humbert Humbert is such a weirdo and made me feel yucky. I don‘t know if I could read another book like Lolita 😳😬 2y
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KarenUK
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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#junewrapup

A so-so month. Didn‘t read as much as I‘d hoped.
Easy favorite was Lolita, I thought it was brilliant!
The rest were mostly just fine, nothing rocking my world 🤷‍♀️

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KarenUK
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Loved this classic! Jeremy Irons is perfect on audio!Humbert Humbert is the epitome of unreliable narrators. He attempts to charm us with his wit and eloquence, addressing us often as ‘dear reader‘, willing us to be complicit in his awful deeds, yet it‘s actually Nabokov who woos us with his words. It‘s an uncomfortable and sometimes horrific ride in the mind of a predator, but made disconcertingly enjoyable in the skilled hands of this genius.

Tanisha_A Fab review! I thought it a fantastic read 2y
ramblingsofareader brilliant review! I have been meaning to revisit this after DNF‘ing, think I was too young. For something more lighthearted by Nabokov I recommend 2y
KarenUK @Tanisha_A @ramblingsofareader Thank you! 😊👍💕 2y
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ruchigandhi22
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I think this is such a beautiful description of Humbert's situation when he is with Lolita

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ruchigandhi22
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Half way through the book and it's the most disturbing but beautiful book I have ever read ❤️

BarbaraBB I fully agree! 2y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
ruchigandhi22 Thank you so much @Nute ! Likewise 😊 2y
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AmyG
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Lolita
Harper LEE
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Led Zeppelin
Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space - Spiritualized

#Manic!onday #LetterL @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤☺️ 2y
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azerbinatti
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Weird, but an awesome reading.

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princesspeanutsmommy
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Current audiobook--Jeremy Irons narrating
Such amazing prose, such a disgusting character

SamAnne Oh my word. And that actor can do creepy like nobody‘s business. 2y
marleed I listened to this as one of my very first audiobook experiences. I must say, Scar from LionKing has always had an added layer of keep for this reading experience. 2y
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Shaleen
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Lolita is a difficult read but it‘s totally worth th effort. The narration is so powerful that it makes the reader sympathise with Humbert‘s cause even though it is as disturbing as it gets. Since I was not aware how the book ends I found the twists in the second part of the book to be interesting. Also it would‘ve been fascinating to read the story from Lolita‘s perspective as she‘s no ordinary prepubescent girl and has a rather complicated mind.

Powered_By_Plants Great review 💖 , Iv heard so many mixed reviews about this one , looking forward to reading it this month 2y
Shaleen @Powered_By_Plants Thank you☺️I hope you enjoy it. 2y
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Shaleen
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I am half way through Lolita and what I really like about this book is Nabokov‘s unique writing style where the protagonist (as deranged as he is) seems to be in constant conversation with the reader. What really amuses me is that there are instances where he almost senses my emotion and somehow makes it a part of his narrative. But Nabokov‘s ornate writing style makes it a difficult read and makes the dictionary an indispensable part of the book.

Powered_By_Plants This has been sitting on my shelf patiently , I must get around to reading it soon. I have heard it‘s not an easy read 📚 2y
Shaleen @Powered_By_Plants I too waited a long time to read it. It is not an easy read but I hope you will enjoy it.😊 2y
Powered_By_Plants @Shaleen I hope you do too, look forward to see how you find the rest ☺️ 2y
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Cosmos_Moon This book is crazy! 2y
ramblingsofareader I started Lolita a few years ago and didn‘t get very far, it‘s still on my shelf and I must get round to trying it again now I‘m a bit older. I recommend Pnin by Nabokov, more accessible but also has a great conversational style! 2y
Shaleen @ramblingsofareader Thanks for the recommendation. Adding it to my TBR list right away😁 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this book. Despite its controversial subject. Nabokov writes so good. 2y
Shaleen @BarbaraBB I too loved it. It‘s very well written and now i want to read more works of Nabokov. 2y
Tanisha_A Gosh! The dictionary, I had to use it in almost every sentence. 😱 2y
Shaleen @Tanisha_A Exactly🙈It would have been equally good without the flowery language. Despite that it was worth the effort.😁 2y
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BookBelle84
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I loved this audio narration. Jeremy Irons was perfect. Such beautiful writing for such a horrible story. I found myself comparing him to Hannibal Lector. While my attention waned at the end overall a great novel. I understand why it's a classic. #classics #classics2020

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Tanisha_A
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Gosh! This is a hard book to write about. All i would say is it's Nabokov's genius to write a protagonist so horrible & repulsive, but also lyrical, funny, & so entranced in love. During the course of the book i realized, this is not erotica/pornographic, but about human pysche gone askew in ways unimaginable. This was my first Nabokov, and i have understood how he loved writing – his way with words is inimitable. For those who want to read 👇🏽

Tanisha_A this, i'd say read it by keeping aside what you've heard of this book (any prejudices you may have formed). The writing will leave you enthralled. Looking forward to read more of him. 2y
batsy Such a thoughtful review, T. Beautifully said 💜 2y
cajunsyd To date, this was one of the most well-written books that I have ever read. And let‘s not forget that English was NOT his first language! Enjoy! 2y
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Billypar Excellent review! This is definitely a book where the synopsis doesn't prepare you for what it's like to read it. 2y
vivastory I recently read this and I completely agree with you. Wonderfully said! 2y
Tanisha_A @batsy @cajunsyd @Billypar @vivastory Hello fellow Nabokov admirers. Thank you! 🙃 As you all have mentioned, it's been an extraordinary experience reading his writing. Nothing like i have read before, for sure. That too, when English was not his primary language, like @cajunsyd said. Hurrah! 2y
cajunsyd @Tanisha_A glad you enjoyed it!! 2y
readordierachel Fabulous review! I've been hesitant about this book, but you've totally convinced me. 2y
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Rach, I have a feeling you'll love the writing in this one. 😊 2y
BiblioLitten Wonderful review!💕 2y
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Thankee! ❤️ 2y
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MariaMC
Lolita | Nabokov Vladimir
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Incredible story and writing!

IuliaC O clasica pe care nici pana acum nu am reusit sa o citesc 😊 11mo
MariaMC @IuliaC o sa te marcheze, eu încă îmi aduc aminte perfect scene din ea și am citit-o in mezozoic ? 11mo
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reading-addict.94
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Mehso-so

It was okay, interesting, all I can say.

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britt_brooke
Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is one of those instances where I appreciate the writing and style proportionally more than the actual story. HH‘s head is a disturbing place. I started with the audio, narrated by the too-good Jeremy Irons, but switched to print midway because listening was creeping me the hell out. Print is the way to go, IMO. I‘m happy I finally read it, but glad it‘s over.

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Reviewsbylola Definitely a creepy ass book! 2y
dgingo Your reasoning is perfectly sound and it makes sense to me—I don‘t know if I could do the audiobook either. 2y
BarbaraBB So sorry you didn‘t like it that much. On to the next! 2y
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Zoes_Human My husband couldn't finish the audio either. Same reason. Jeremy Irons was too good. 2y
Mdargusch If nothing else, the cover is beautiful! 2y
marleed Even Jeremy Irons as Scar in The Lion King gives me flashbacks of this audio. Likely my most disturbing listening experience - and it was probably 10+ years ago. 2y
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Can‘t love them all. I will definitely read another Nabokov, though. His memoir, Speak Memory, is sitting on my shelf. (edited) 2y
britt_brooke @Mdargusch It‘s gorgeous! 😍 2y
britt_brooke @marleed 😆😆 It was so creepy having his voice as HH in my ear. 2y
britt_brooke @Zoes_Human Irons really did a brilliant job. It was just too much. 2y
britt_brooke @dgingo Thanks! Yeah, the audio is just too much. 2y
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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▶️🎧 God, this is disturbing.

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IamIamIam I bet Jeremy Irons isn't making it any easier... lol 2y
Scochrane26 I was pretty bored by it after awhile. He whines a lot. 2y
Moray_Reads I know that Nabokov is considered a genius and this is his best known book but I still can't bring myself to read it. That kind of male gaze feels like something I don't need in my life. I'll be interested to see what you think! 2y
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marleed I listened to Jeremy Irons tell this story years ago and honestly I‘m still haunted by it. Anytime I hear men disparage older women, his voice comes into my head. It even makes the Original Lion King Scar creepier for me! 2y
britt_brooke @IamIamIam His voice definitely ups the creep factor. 😆 2y
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Yeah, I‘m already seeing that. 💤 Gonna try to trudge through since it‘s been on my TBR so long. 2y
britt_brooke @Moray_Reads The writing is undoubtedly fantastic, but the story is .... yikes. 2y
britt_brooke @marleed 🤣 His voice is definitely fitting. Totally creepy. 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this book but I can imagine it‘s harder to listen to than to read. 2y
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB I‘m actually considering switching to print. 2y
BarbaraBB I would if I were you! 2y
readordierachel I have avoided this book for years because of that. 2y
britt_brooke @readordierachel It‘s very uncomfortable. I‘m going to try to push through since it‘s been on my TBR for ages. We‘ll see. 2y
Zelma I have always found that cover so f***ing creepy. 2y
LeahBergen I love this book but think I‘d be super grossed out by it on audio. 😳 2y
LeahBergen Ha! I just read your comments, @BarbaraBB ! Yes, @britt_brooke , try it in print. There‘s a weird beauty and brilliance to the writing. 2y
BarbaraBB Totally agree @LeahBergen with the beauty and brilliance 🖤 2y
britt_brooke @Zelma So creepy. 🙈 2y
britt_brooke @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I will switch to print today. I own it already anyway. Thanks! 2y
Megabooks I had to bail! 2y
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