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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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Jul 16, 2011

it was amazing
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A Review of Lolita from a Cellphone

Though it's true that Nabokov
Has gone and killed her off,
She still lives in my mind and
I'd really like to meet her.

She features in my ev'ry dream
And so, in all humility,
I'm sure I'd be better for her
Than Humbert, who was too haughty.

She'd be a few years older
And I a little bolder.
Especially now that we are grown,
It wouldn't be that naughty.

In my long and loving arms
It would be so much sweeter,
Though there's no telling in a book
How it is that I would treat her...

I'd have to keep it secret, coz
I'm respectable and married,
Though I'm sure that I would tweet her
"My heart, my soul, Lolita."


Don't Look There, Look Here, Below

My more scholarly review is here:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
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message 1: by Stephen M (new)

Stephen M are you going to review it?


message 2: by Ian (last edited Jul 16, 2011 10:15PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ian "Marvin" Graye Stephen, I put my review on the Annotated Edition:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 3: by Stephen M (last edited Jul 16, 2011 11:34PM) (new)

Stephen M thanks! great review too, I may have to re-read Lolita very soon because of all these reviews I have been reading. They're so engaging.


message 4: by Ian (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ian "Marvin" Graye You're welcome to join and add to the Lolita Discussion Group that we all started up.

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/4...

I'm sure we'll find it hard to get "Lolita" out of our system, even if some of us have finished our reviews.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

"Ah, that hurts, sir, enough! Ah, that hurts atrociously, my dear fellow. I pray you desist. Ah--very painful, very painful, indeed...God! Hah! This is abominable, you should really not--"


message 6: by Ian (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ian "Marvin" Graye Steve wrote: "Hah! This is abominable, you should really not--"

"I was injecting spurts of energy into the poor fellow, as if the bullets had been capsules wherein a heady elixir danced."


message 7: by Ian (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ian "Marvin" Graye Bird Brian wrote: "And they said a poetry review couldn't be done.
They stand corrected! Nice work."


Thanks. Who did?


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Ian wrote: "Steve wrote: "Hah! This is abominable, you should really not--"

"I was injecting spurts of energy into the poor fellow, as if the bullets had been capsules wherein a heady elixir danced.""


bleeding majestically, I am.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Charlotte Haze, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. CHAARR-LOTTTEE: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of two steps...


message 10: by Ian (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ian "Marvin" Graye That is one heady elixir I've injected into you!


message 11: by Nattida (new) - added it

Nattida :) I like how u wrote this


message 12: by Ian (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ian "Marvin" Graye Thanks, Nattida. It was fun to write. It started off as a little piece of nonsense, then got more ambitious, and ended up a big piece of nonsense.


Lynne King I've just come across this Ian. It's beautiful.


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