Thursday, June 2, 2011
Reading "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
I have been slowly reading "Lolita" for the past few month or so (when I say 'slowly' I mean like a chapter a week! Hey, life gets in the way sometimes). I'm now almost done, I probably have another 100 pages to go but I'm not sure how I feel about it.
Usually, when I read a book, I have a pretty clear picture of how I feel about the book by this time. I love the prose of this book, it's beautifully written but I can't help but cringe every time Humbert mentions Lolita's age! I mean she's only 14 & he's ancient!
I guess it's one of those books that you have to read but wish you hadn't. We'll have to wait and see till the end.