Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

From Goodreads: “Awe and exhiliration–along with heartbreak and mordant wit–abound in Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Most of all, it is a meditation on love–love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.”

Lolita is a beautifully written novel by Vladimir Nabokov about a man who falls madly for the young Dolores Haze. This haunting novel, ranked one of the most influencial books of our times, sets itself apart from other literary classics from the subject matter alone. Reading about the obsession that Humber Humbert had for little Dolores Haze was tough to get through, but the style in which Nabokov had written it made it hard to turn away. His use of gorgeous adjectives and word plays had me instantly hooked. Nabokov’s brilliant writting style left me with a mixture of emotions towards Humbert Humbert. I felt disgust and sadness at the thoughts that possessed him, yet intrigue and admiration for a man willing to risk all for his idea of love. I highly recommend this novel. It is by far one of my favorites!

Rating – 5/5

Similar Readings – The End of Alice by A.M. Homes


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