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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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May 29, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: favourites

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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Reading Progress

May 29, 2008 – Shelved
July 27, 2010 – Started Reading
July 27, 2010 –
page 1
July 28, 2010 –
page 35
10.57% "This has immediately captured my attention..."
July 30, 2010 –
page 90
July 31, 2010 –
page 176
53.17% "I hate the main character but love the prose at the same time."
August 1, 2010 –
page 212
August 3, 2010 –
page 331
August 3, 2010 – Finished Reading
August 13, 2010 – Shelved as: favourites

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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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