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Subject: Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov - no spoilers please!
Date Posted: 7/23/2008 11:08 AM ET
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I'm about 50 pages into this book and I am really enjoying it so far.  I think it's on par to become one of my favorite classic novels.

Thoughts?

Date Posted: 7/23/2008 11:22 AM ET
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I found it helpful to read the annotated edition, if you aren't already; you may find that Nabokov is smarter than you can possibly imagine. http://www.amazon.com/Annotated-Lolita-Revised-Updated/dp/0679727299/
Date Posted: 7/23/2008 12:03 PM ET
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Great novel. Humbert creeps me out though. **shudder**
Date Posted: 7/23/2008 12:37 PM ET
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it is indeed a favorite classic of mine--darkness always appeals to me

Date Posted: 7/23/2008 1:43 PM ET
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Great book, beautifully written. Humbert's a creep. And as a foster/adoptive mother with a child probably permanently in a mental institution as the result of pedophiles and mother to many more who have been damaged, I hate him. As a reader, I like the book.

A passage in there about driving through America is one of the best things ever writtenin English..

Date Posted: 7/23/2008 10:56 PM ET
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hard to believe english wasn't nabokov's first language. or even his second

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 12:34 AM ET
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I just couldn't get past the first few pages - maybe I should have stuck it out - but I sent it onward.



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