Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Title: Lolita

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Pages: 331 Pages

Publisher: Penguin

The Blurb

Humbert Humbert – scholar, aesthete and romantic – has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.

(GOODREADS BLURB)

The Review

Lolita is a story that is widely considered a classic. For me it was just really boring. We had a sycophantic peadophile in protagonist Humbert Humbert and this platform of a story was used in a way to normalise what he was doing whilst knowing it was wrong. 

I felt that the character of Lo was used as a cautionary tale and her ending wasn’t befitting her character.

I don’t know. I just really didn’t like this book.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is available now.

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