BOOK REVIEW: Lolita By Vladimir Nabokov

Synopsis

Humbert Humbert – scholar, aesthete and romantic – has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.

 

I just want to start this off and say that I did not complete this book. The first reason being is that I couldn’t follow along with the writing itself. It wasn’t poorly written whatsoever, but written in a different way that I couldn’t understand it. I tried my best to keep reading but I couldn’t follow along with it as well as the movie. I also tried to find an audio recording but I was unsuccessful at the as well. Thus I will do a review on the movie, since I’ve already watched that a handful of times.

To begin with, the book was written very well and was beautiful. The movie was beautiful as well. Something different I liked between the two, I liked that the movie included more dialogue between the characters. Oh and the actors were great as well. I feel like if Lolita were real, this is exactly how they would be.

I don’t know what it was that made it so beautiful… The love behind the characters were all going in different directions, and I think that’s what made the story so interesting. Charlotte wanted Humbert, Humbert wanted Lolita, and Lolita… well she was young and growing. Anyone would know that a girl that age wants to explore the feeling of love.

I think what makes this story so intriguing and beautiful is one, it’s about a nymphet love and two, Lolita keeps luring Humbert in and making him do anything she wants because she knows that he loves her. It’s sad yet beautifully twisted.

If you haven’t I recommend reading the book if you’re interested or at least giving the movie a watch. This is for sure a classic I’ll never forget.

Much love,

Chloe ❤

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