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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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Sep 22, 11

bookshelves: book-club, read-in-2011
Read from August 24 to September 07, 2011

I went through the reviews on goodreads today to see what other people had to say about this book - since there were so many reviews that gave it 4 or 5 stars, I wanted to see if I was missing something. Turns out, I'm not missing the point, I just seem to be firmly in the category of people that was too uncomfortable with the subject matter to get over it. The interesting wordplay and rare funny moments were not enough to save this book for me. Sure, it's fabulous that Nabokov could write such a lyrical novel in his second or third language, but really...I was just appalled by this. (And annoyed with the fact that I needed a French-English dictionary to read about 1/8 of the book, which I didn't have, so I'm sure I missed a whole lot of the plot) The only good thing I can say about it is that it's impressive how disgusted this book made me.

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