Book Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabovok

This book is a look into a disturbed mind of a pedophile and seriously hard to get through. This is my book review of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

Title: Lolita

By: Vladimir Nabokov

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 368

Release Date: January 1st, 1995

Publisher: Penguin

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Dolores 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.


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I only picked up this book as it is on my Gilmore Girls reading list. I knew about the content before I got into it, but I wasn't expected for just how graphic it was.

Lolita seems to be whatever girl Humbert finds attractive at the time. And when I say girl, that's exactly what I mean. In the beginning it wasn't always so, but as Humbert ages, his tastes grow darker and darker.

Please don't let the description fool you. This book was far from Hilarious, flamboyant and heartbreaking. Its a mix of perversion and child abuse. I wouldn't recommend this read.

0 out of 5 stars. Couldn't finish it.

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