Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lolita

Lolita

I'm rereading Lolita this summer.

6 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite parts of the book. Hope you're enjoying it.

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  2. I read Lolita this summer. It was delicious.

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  3. Hi, Katie.

    I just discovered you through DesignSponge and have had the best time perusing your blog and art! I have giggled, shaken my head in agreement, and marveled at your creativity! Thanks!
    Mary Grace

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  4. Your art reminds me of my friend's art http://www.flickr.com/photos/26284692@N04/ :) I will tell her about you

    **lolita SPOILER**
    I couldn't get through Lolita, I put it down at the part where he drives her around and she's frustrated all the time, and I couldn't get myself to pick it back up again. I couldn't find the often-mentioned beauty in the story, it seemed so sad and ugly to me. Did I miss out on the best bit?

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  5. Thank you everyone!

    And dainty-empress - I like your friend's work very much!

    As for Lolita, which part where he drives her around frustrated? I feel like that happens more than once, haha. But I know what you mean. I don't think it's the beauty in the story that I find appealing - in fact, the story is really vile most of the time (although also often quite funny). What keeps me reading is the amazing, beautiful prose. The writing is gorgeous, and what really is insane is that Nabokov wrote it in English, which is not his first language!

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  6. I loved Lolita. Nabokov is so sarcastic, witty and hilarious throughout the book, not to mention poetic. I love it. Now I just need to find out which book of his I should read next.

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