HH looks down on everybody and everything except Lolita. He is such a pompous ass I can't help feeling there is a lot of Nabokov in HH. Leaves me thinking that Nabokov, while very intelligent man, was mental midget in comparison to his estimation of himself, or a genius like Leonardo.
Yes, I am interesting in reading what this author wrote beyond this book.
I did not like Jerry's narration. It's such an arrogant text to begin with, and Jerry only further intensified that posing.
Maybe, the book is a little long winded. Would be a better book at half the length.
A good effort. I would like to see the author trim the novel and make HH a more human character.
I had to listen to this (or read it, but this was far more efficient for my time) as part of my Fiction and Film class at my university. A big part of my hanging on to it was Jeremy Irons' narration, which is pretty amazing; he's a great actor! If I could not buy this audiobook, I would have most definitely struggled; it is by turns haunting and wretched, soaringly beautiful and wretchedly ugly. My skin crawled at times, but I'm happy I listened all the way through.
A very well-deserved $22.60 - I wasn't even miffed that there was no discount for owning the Kindle Edition!
The book was interesting and had the feel of "Crime and Punishment" -- watching someone with a somewhat twisted mind descend further and further, an imminent train wreck.
The narration was pretty good. However, the book periodically uses phrases in French that seem important at times. In a printed version, these might be explained in a footnote or appendix, but there's no such thing here so those phrases are simply lost.
Jeremy Irons' reading could not be better. The book is a masterpiece that stands alone but the reading brings it to life. A joy to listen to again and again.
This was probably written by an expert pedophile. This book teaches others how to become one.
Eerie narrator, captures Humbert Humbert as I imagined him. First time I've ever felt I could feel empathy for a character who identifies as a child rapist. I think I'm going to go watch a whole lot of BDSM triple x porn now to try and feel pure again.