Thursday, September 19, 2013

Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita VII

"There is mention of doodles in it. Be warned."


"How does one make a book about pedophilia boring???"


"maybe i'm not open minded enough but felt I was stuck in the mind of a pedophile"


"my ability to condone paedophilia had been varnished with today's hysteria, much as I would have preferred it not to."


"why we should care about either Humbert Squared or Lo--both are sniveling, self-absorbed and a bit hard to root for"

WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT A KIDNAPPED AND RAPED CHILD OF TWELVE? SHE'S SO SNIVELLY. ALSO THE PEDOPHILE IS HARD TO ROOT FOR


"The book was also confusing because of all the different names Humbert Humbert uses for people. The main female was called numerous things like, Lolita, Lo, Dolly, Dolores, and a few other names that were only used once or twice."


"stupid stupid book, or at least my copy was. the narrator couldn't decide on a name for himself or the little girl."


"It's views on what love is. Was twisted and sick."


"this book is equivalent to reading freudian theoretical papers - that put the most active minds to sleep! i previously read that this book is risqué and cutting-edge, all i found was boring, obsessive treatise/memoirs of a middle-aged man"


"What is truly 'conquering the Nature'?We human have been the dominant for a long time,but some of us still cannot control our sexual desires,power ambitions and obsessions with money.If we want to really conquer the Nature,the only thing we need to do is to control ourselves.Humbert failed,so he had no power over himself and became a criminal in the end.Love is,as a matter of fact,not so complicated as people think.Personally I think love shouldn't be like Humbert's ... Humbert is of little difference from an animal,since they both don't understand what life really is.They eat,drink,sleep,couple,and die.As for Lolita,she's no better than Humbert.
And that's the saddest part of the story."


"This is the most self indulgent book I have ever read, clearly the author wasn't interested in engaging his readers. It was tedious, repetitive and mostly boring. I can't believe I got this from a top 100 Books list. It's not the subject matter that turns me off, it is how the story is woven between absolute rambles of irrelevant tripe! My advice, give this one the flick!"


"I'm not going to waste my breath on the die hard lemmings. But, for those of you who have seen beyond the 'Matrix' I'm with you, this book is wrong ... Remember that the prevention is always better than the cure, yet the forward to Lolita call a "serious reader" as one who can retain innocence while being forced to fill in the blank w/ lusty imaginings, lest the context of the book be lost to the simple minded; the forward claims Lolita as a useful work to be studied in academic circles relating to psychiatry, and as a useful guide for society to take a lesson from; IT'S NOT TRUE - the book is subversive drivel and all these people hawking their dainty paltry brand of literati enlightenment are suckers.

Books to read: Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead
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LEAVE THE 'CHILDREN OF THE DARK' TO THEIR VANITIES..."

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