Not really a light read, but very interesting.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
Oh Lolita... this book is really fun. If you like highly controversial topics. Like pedophilia, and rape, and murder. Sounds great right? Its narrated by Humbert Humbert - the pedophile. He is basically telling his side of the story, about how he seduces little 12 year old Lolita. Its sick and twisted. And unbelievably intriguing. Which is why this book is on every Top 100 list that you can find. You are disgusted and repulsed by everything that Humbert says, but at the same time you are fascinated. Looking into the mind of a psychopath - but identifying and understanding him as well. It isn't a graphic book, even though you know exactly what's going on.