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message 1: by Lori (new)

Lori Walker Here's a thread to discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran with spoilers.


message 2: by Melody (new)

Melody (melodygiesbrecht)
I'm liking this book, but I'm struggling on the fact that shes talking about a lot of other books I've never read


message 3: by Anna (new)

Anna Shumaker (annashu) I'm having the same problem. Of all the books she talks about I have only read The Great Gatsby, makes me want to read the others though.


message 4: by Melody (new)

Melody (melodygiesbrecht) The book Lolita itself sounds like the most disturbing twisted book ever, Im not sure if I even want to read it.
Aparently the author teaches at John Hopkins Uni, very lucky students, I would have loved to join her book groups


message 5: by Anna (new)

Anna Shumaker (annashu) I read Gatsby in high school but I think her short portion taught me more about the book than high school english ever did.


Abigail (42stitches) | 53 comments I read this book a couple of years ago. I loved it, but I had to stop reading it and go through and read a bunch of what she referenced to be able to continue. Picked up some great books I might never have gone for if I hadn't though. Bend Sinister and Portrait of a Lady among others.


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Jessie (Jessie08) | 128 comments I just finished the book, and I have to say I didn't like it all the much. I enjoyed the insight into Iranian life, I thought that was really neat. But I thought the author seemed quite pretentious. Also, I've only read Gatsby and Pride and Predjudice, so maybe that's why I didn't appreciate the book as much. But thanks to this book I plan on reading Lolita sometime soon.


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Priscilla Macias | 18 comments I am really trying to get through the book (I'm only on page 15) but the author's physical descriptions of every little detail and the lack of quotation marks is driving me nuts! I really want to get into the meat of the book, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to make it. Did any of you get frustrated with the first few pages? Does it get better once she starts actually talking about the books?


message 9: by Priscilla (new)

Priscilla Macias | 18 comments Okay, so now I'm on page 25 and I am completely enthralled by the book. I guess I spoke a little too soon before.


message 10: by Jessie (new)

Jessie (Jessie08) | 128 comments Priscilla, totally agree about the quotation thing - really annoying.


message 11: by Tahleen (new)

Tahleen I put this one down for a while. I'll probably get back to it, but I am finding it really tough to get through.


message 12: by Monica (new)

Monica Fastenau | 40 comments I really enjoyed this book. It took me a while to get through, but I loved the way the author related the classic books she taught to the events in Iran. It made me realize how little I know about the Iranian revolution, though...


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