This has been on my “to-read” list for years. YEARS. I’m finally getting around to it. Or should I say, got around to it. Such a twisted story, one that is both at times revolting and fascinating. I never shied from the book, instead, the pages kept turning and I quickly was finished.
I find that literarily speaking, people tend to be turned off by this book. When you know it hits heavily on sexual relations between thirty-seven-year-old Humbert Humbert and twelve-year-old Dolores “Lolita” Hayes, you just about have the whole of the story. There is more than this, but everything circles this.
I have many thoughts and yet I find myself a bit short on time and posting this a week later than I would have liked. I was reading a review online and found myself nodding along to it in agreement. I too have no one to discuss this book with and I feel compelled to share this review instead of writing my own. So I encourage those of you who want to know more about the conniving H.H. to read Ian Graye’s review on Goodreads.
It will blow your mind, open your eyes, and it might even compel you to read this book. There really wasn’t anything that I disagreed with in his analysis. I just wish I’d written it first.