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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
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May 23, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: memoir, nonfiction, effing-awful, in-translation
Read from May 11 to 15, 2010

Read for task 20.6 ~ Big Books in the Seasonal Reading Challenge, Spring 2010.

This is one of those books I had high hopes for but fell flat for me. The subject - secretly reading classic works of fiction, banned under the Iranian regime in place at the time of the book - thrilled me and I am certainly impressed with Nafisi taking such a risk in more than difficult times. The let down, for me, was in the style of writing. I felt it very dry and not reflective of the urgency or risks being taken. It may be a book I return to for a second read. Sometimes books and timing of reading conflict.

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