Stuart Vernon
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Is it as bad as everyone claims?

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R Bad as in a bad book?
Bad as in dirty?

The author actually mentioned that a lot of people will begin reading his novel expecting it to have a lot of sex and dirt but he says that after a few chapters they will realize there is very little of that. There are some sexual things mentioned but its very vague and not graphic at all. Humbert's love is passionate.
Sure he's a pedophile we all know that, but when you read it from his point of view and you see how sensitive he is and how deeply in love you will realize how NOT dirty this whole book is because it's honest. He doesn't view her in a sexual way only, he has a deep emotional connection to her.

But if you mean bad as in badly written then no again. This book is one of the most memorable pieces of literature there is. There are lines that stayed with me, lines that gives me chills to this very day.

This is not a bad (dirty) book. This is not a badly written book either. Very much the opposite actually.

Most people say it's bad because of the concept. The idea of a man obsessed with a girl. But when you read it (you have to read it!) you will realize there is nothing more beautiful than his love for Lolita. This book has made us all have empathy for a pedophile. Thats the beauty of this book. You think it's a bad concept. Taboo and whatever. But you'll understand when you read it that the love, the connection they characters share, it's just so emotional.

Read it.

It's not dirty in context, not nearly as much as any other novel and it is certainly one of the best written pieces you'll ever experience.

(I said experience not read, because this novel is truly an experience)
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