Lolita

Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov
Fiction
1 Star
363 pages, Epub

The story of Humbert Humbert, a pedophile who is telling his own story after killing a man who lured Lolita away from him.

Gist of the story-Humbert, who is european, marries a widow with a young daughter to be near the daughter. The mother dies, Humbert takes Lolita traveling around the U.S. for 2-3 years in an effort to completely possess her. She slips away. He gives up trying to find her. She comes to him for money, married and pregnant. He finds out how she slipped away. He goes and kills the man [not her husband, who is the father of her baby] and is writing his memories down to present to the jury and judge.

He is a nutcase, so he writes all over the place. He is deluded, thinking he is perfectly fine and doing the best for Lolita. So it is obvious that you, the reader, cannot take at face value what the writer, Humbert, is writing.

Overall, a disgusting book that gives more weight to the idea of simply killing all pedophiles instead of sending them to jail.

One thought on “Lolita

  1. […] happens, the very idea that it “could” happen was just very disturbing. It definitely was NOT a Lolita style of story plot, but the simple inclusion of it really disturbed me. Thankfully Koontz never […]

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