Rich philosophical underpinnings. Brilliantly told & prose that I can read over and over again.
Orual, our hero and our villain. I found a kindred spirit in her railings against the gods and fate and her revelation was my own.
No & I felt it could have had better narration.
I love this book like no other. The audio version is just another way for me to absorb it.
So beautifully written with such a dark subject matter. Insightful & tragic.
Jeremy Irons was perfect!
I wanted to be repulsed by the subject matter but it such a dead on rendering of the ill mental state of someone with pedophilia was so masterfully created that you have to continue with wonder and fascination. It is told so well from that point of view that you find yourself at times wanting to be sympathetic. Then small fragments of barely acknowledged scenes stab into your gut and brain the image & the sound of Dolores' crying when she thinks Humbert is asleep. The picture of an innocent child watching Saturday cartoons without bottoms as a monster does unspeakable things to her while she is on his lap. Those moments will stay with me for life. I think of the Lolita's out there and though this story is fictional it has so accurately caught the heart and soul of the darkest human experiences that I know somewhere for someone those moments are true.
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