Lolita, Paperback Book
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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
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780141023496

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I found this book quite disturbing...yet oddly intriguing.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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