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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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Aug 03, 2010

it was amazing
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Read from July 27 to August 03, 2010

I didn't realise it was possible to love a book where you hate the main character. This book proved me wrong. Humbert Humbert is possibly the most perverted character I've ever come across, yet his prose is, quite simply, breathtaking. The book reads like poetry and I really didn't want to put it down. Despite the sickening subject matter this is a hugely readable book and is definitely one of my recent favourites.
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07/27/2010 page 1
07/28/2010 page 35
11.0% "This has immediately captured my attention..."
07/31/2010 page 176
53.0% "I hate the main character but love the prose at the same time."
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Lisa Vegan I have to reread this book. When I was 12 or 13 and I read this, I didn't understand the concept of the unreliable narrator. So, I haven't truly read this.

Kirsty I'd definitely recommend you re-read it, Lisa, the prose is fabulous.

Lisa Vegan Kirsty wrote: "I'd definitely recommend you re-read it, Lisa, the prose is fabulous."

I remember. I should.

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