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Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov

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Today I finished Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov. I read this book along with my book group. It is not something I may chosen for myself. It is a difficult book because it deals with a difficult subject matter. The main character is Humbert Humbert. He is writing his memoir from prision. He writes about his love for a twelveyear old girl. The story is divided into two parts. The first part is the most difficult to read as it contains his thoughts about young girls like Lolita and describes touching her and how he feels. Part two moves away from these descriptions and is much easier to stomach. Although the subject matter is disturbing, the story is an interesting one. The death of Lolita’s mother opens the way for Humbert to be with Lolita. They traveled for a year before settling and sending Lolita to school. In the journey you see how he deceives himself and his guilt and even paranoia. I liked this book because it made me uncomfortable. That may sound a bit strange, but I don’t want to become complacent and pushing myself out of my comfort zone can and sometimes is a good thing. It can be a good thing to learn to see through another’s eyes even if we don’t agree and I definitely don’t agree with Humbert Humbert.


About lovelylissie

I love reading, kewpies, butterflies, thrifting, and all things vintage. I am happily married and live in NE Texas.

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