Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Book 60: Lolita and Book Stats.

Title: Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)

First Published: 1955
My Edition: Vintage International 50th Anniversary Edition (Seen at left)
Pages: 317

Other Works Include: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (1941), Pnin (1957), Pale Fire (1962), Transparent Things (1972), Look at the Harlequins! (1974)

This is one of those books that I have always wanted to read, but just never have. I remember one of my best friends in college raving about this as she read it. I have seen countless bloggers review it and rank it high, so I know it is something grand.

Of course the subject matter is slightly disturbing. The story is basically about a pedophile and his "daughter." But from what I do know, it isn't graphic in any way, so hopefully I don't get incredible creeped out by it. :)

In any case, I am looking forward to my first experience with Nabokov. I also have Pnin on my list, so I hope that this is a great experience and I fall in love with his writing.


  1. I've been wanting to read this one for a very long time and I just recently got it. Enjoy! I hope I do too. :)

  2. Oh man! Lolita. I really hope you like it-- it's definitely an odd little book but way worth the praise.

  3. I love Lolita. It is one of my favorite books. The language is poetry, but it is certainly creepy.

  4. Ooh, I read this for the first time recently & really liked it. If not for the subject matter, then for the amazing writing. Hope you like it!

  5. Blast! This is another that's not on my list!! Dare I go to 300? (I'm kidding.) ;-)