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.
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As a survivor of abuse, I find this book to be a beautiful, feral, disgusting, validating pile of hell. Read it.
Nabokov = Genius
A sad portrayal of a mentally ill narcissist who has an unhealthy sexual fascination for barely pubescent girls. It’s like watching a train wreck while vomiting.