Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

It's the story of a demented middle aged man who has incestuous relationship with his adolescent step-daughter for over two years. As if that was not enough, in the end he goes and murders the man who 'steals' the girl from him. According to a reviewer this book is written the way prose is supposed to be written i.e., ecstatically. Well, i couldn't appreciate the style... I thought it just went on & on with lot of unncessary details for e.g., one page description of the way she plays tennis, mr.humbert humbert sitting in his room and visualizing the girls movements around the house... all that was too much to take...

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