if you're happy and you know it....
I had to read the story before watching the movie--and I'm glad I did. It's remarkably written, the adjectives are simply amazing. And Jeremy Irons was simply THE perfect narrator for it. HIGHLY recommended.
excellent book! I really like the way Jeremy Irons read this novel. I have to admit as I began reading or listening to this book I was really not liking being in the mind of a freak character but the book is so well written and the story so unfolding that it really was a great book to listen to!
Humbert is nothing more than a child loving creep that is more aware of the crimes that he has acted out on Lolita, towards the end of the book. I don't care how "versed he is" he's disgusting. It kills me how he doesn't even think that he's a pervert. All the languages and smooth words doesn't erase the fact that he's destroyed this child. Then on top of that he's a jealous psycho. The nerve of him playing judge over someone who he thinks has contaminated his Lolita. Nothing but a well versed pervert.
you obviously must read Lolita at least once! the first 1/4 of the book is difficult to follow since the taboo subject matter is described so beautifully that you may find yourself uncomfortable at points. if you keep listening you'll realize why this novel is praised for its brilliance for decades. also, Jeremy Irons does an incredible job narrating it!
I'm no prude but this was a strange topic to be reading about. The prose was elegant , descriptions brilliant dialog dated, but in keeping with the period. took me a few chapters to get used to the narrator's accent and timing, but once past that he was the best choice for the role