Hello everyone. I’m back from my vacation, seeing family was great, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. Last time, I mentioned that I was about a fourth of the way into Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and said that I would return with my verdict about it once I’d finished. I was thankfully unable to read it on my trip, as I was busy seeing family I haven’t seen in years, but I’ve had this week to really enjoy the story.

Before I go any further, I want to address some warnings for the reader. I don’t know what you may have heard about Lolita, but it has a reputation for being a controversial book for a reason. I am not giving it away when I tell you that Lolita is told from a pedophile’s point of view. Humbert Humbert, the narrator, is completely obsessed with Dolores Haze (Lolita), who he first meets when she is 11 years old. He enters into a sexual relationship with her. It is half abusive, half insane. It is an unescapable fact that Lolita is a disturbing read and not for everyone. If you can’t stomach the subject, don’t bother to read the rest of this post as I will specifically talk about the elements of writing used within the story (so it will be more objective), but I will also talk about the subjects within the book. Last warning, if you do not want to read about this subject in any context, stop right here.

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