A friend told me to read this book because she said it was the most beautifully disgusting thing she had ever read and she was right. This book literally made me sick to my stomach but Vladimir’s words were like poetry. Lolita is the fictional (thank goodness) story of Humbert Humbert, a poet that meets little twelve year old Lolita and falls passionately in love with her. He marries her mother Ms. Haze just so that he can have Lolita all to himself. Throughout the novel, Lolita and Humbert grow disturbingly closer and become lovers when Mrs. Haze dies. Humbert and Lolita travel around to different places experiencing each other mentally and physically which changes both of their lives. In this beautifully written novel, the reader gets an inside look at the poet and pedophile, Humbert Humbert. After I read this book I couldn’t help but wonder if there were really men like Humbert out in the world. I got an inside look into a mind of a sick man who was attracted to little girls from the ages 12-14. He called these little girls nymphets because not all the little girls from that age group are special, just some of them. It is not one of my favorite books because I find the subject matter hard to stomach. It is not revealing or descriptive but A LOT is implied and that alone was too much for me to handle. I recommend this novel for the ages 17 and up.
Posted January 19th, 2011 by NuriRhines