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Lolita - 19/3/2008 10:15:00 AM   
Amelie_Scotland


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I'm doing this book as one of my titles for my English dissertation on unusual relationships in literature, and the more I analyse it, the more surprises I find in it.
It took me months to first read the book but when I finished it, I adored it. Then the months of analysis and quote searching kicked in and I realised just how bloody good it is. The subject matter isn't exactly fun for all to read but Vladimir Nabokov has such a way with words, even more special when you consider English wasn't his first language.
I'm still divided regarding Humbert Humbert, sometimes I see him as just a manipulative pervert, other times I feel sorry for him. The same goes for Lolita, but I can never shake off the knowledge that she's just a little girl. What does everyone else think?


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RE: Lolita - 20/3/2008 1:26:32 AM   
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Been meaning to read this for years. Love Kubricks film, but I've read bits of it and Nabokov seems such a unique and talented writer

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RE: Lolita - 20/3/2008 1:31:14 AM   
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Lydia can you reduce the size of your avatar please.  Cheers.

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RE: Lolita - 22/3/2008 1:01:34 PM   
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One of the most beautifully written books I've ever read, by a man who has written masterpieces in two languages. Also - one of the saddest books I've ever read.

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RE: Lolita - 25/3/2008 9:53:41 PM   
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An incredible work of literature. And I don't use that superlative lightly. Nabokov has a wonderfully, descriptive style and a complete mastery of language. The prose is some of the most eloquent I've read. It's annoying that some people call this book obscene due to the subject matter (probably most naysayers haven't read it). The story isn't depraved, or sick. It's perfectly written. 

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RE: Lolita - 26/3/2008 1:39:35 AM   
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f literature. And I don't use that superlative lightly. Nabokov has a wonderfully, descriptive style and a complete mastery of language. The prose is some of the most eloquent I've read. It's annoying that some people call this book obscene


I finally ordered this the other day, can't wait to read it


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