Book review – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 


“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 (and eventually illegally) in lust with his landlady’s twelve-year-old daughter, Dolores Haze.

Obsessed he will do anything, commit any crime, to possess his Lolita.”

 Lolita is a very famous book, and I must confess it’s not my first time reading it.                               It’s a disturbing little story about a middle-aged man named Humbert who falls for a wicked little girl named Dolores. Even though she acts rather naughty and bait-like, she ends up being the victim to his pedophilia and threats to her safety if she doesn’t sleep with him. It’s a really well written book (though it will make you squirm).

I truly suggest reading it, it’s not only a modern classic (!) but it is probably one of the most well written books you will ever read.



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