Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor.
He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he'll do anything to possess.
Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? ...Or is he all of these?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/01/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141023496
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 reviews.
Review by im-imagined
I found this book quite disturbing...yet oddly intriguing.
Review by zerraweth
I couldn't help reading it - gruesomely fascinating. I'm sure I missed a lot of the jokes and sometimes I felt my eyes glazing over, but I came away with tremendous respect for the work anyway.
Review by alexrichman
A love story? A thriller? The deranged rantings of a vicious paedophile? All of the above, really. The road trip can drag, but this is (obviously) a darkly comic classic.
Review by slugman
Mesmerising. Humbert's wit, eloquence and derangement drag the reader along the surface of his evil exploits – entrancing; reminding sporadically of the true horror of his defiling. A tour of a split, sick mind.
Review by dbsovereign
A book in which "perceptual bias" takes on new meaning. Obssessive behavior is made to look almost heroic...and love almost criminal. Deceptive...on several levels.