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.

1 comment:

  1. I have had to do this before. I knew I didn't really like the book but I wanted to say I've read it and so I pushed through it.