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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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Aug 23, 10

it was ok
bookshelves: just-for-fun-book-group-reads, modern-library-100-best-novels, 1950s
Read from August 09 to 23, 2010

Finally made it through Nabokov's most famous work.

I really can't say that I hated the book. There were some points where the polt was strong and intriguing and Nabokov's poetic prose style was very nice to read sometimes. On the other hand, though, our protagonist Humbert Humbert spends what seems like eternities doting on Lolita and describing ad nauseum the details of young "nymphet" and their relationship.

One of the classics, but one you should probably only pick up if you have a stomach for gross overdescription and doting and can get by with only snatches of intense plot here and there.

*-This was the Just For Fun Book Group's selection for August 2010, nominated by me.

*-This is #4 on The Modern Library's 100 Best Novels.

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