I have finally finished reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I say finally because let me tell you something-it was LONG. And when I say long, I mean LONG.
Okay, let me just start the review.
What I liked:
-Palpable lust. The main character's forbidden lust for Lolita was felt by me. I dunno, I just thought it awesome that I could really understand his lust. Because he explained why he lusted for her. He pointed out her childishness and parts of her body that entice him, etc. I found it interesting. Obviously, I don't like little kids. So, it fascinated me the way he thought of them.
-Amazing vocabulary. The language in this book is amazing. I learned tons of new words. XD Okay, I admit that I forgot their meanings, but I remembered them for a while. :)
-Great flow. Mr. Nabokov is an awesome author. His writing is... like... OMG. Great. Fantastic. FLABBERGASTING. I loved it. This dude's got skills.
-Awesome characterization. I could clearly see the main character's slow descent into insanity. :)
What I did not like:
-The story dragged. It was way too long. WAY. TOO. LONG.
-Some parts of the story didn't need to be there. The main character rambled too much and I was bored. At many, MANY parts during the story, I stopped and just stared at the fine print on the page thinking, "Do I care?"
Overall rating: ***
Yeah, I didn't like it very much. The story was good. The writing was even better. But, the author was revealing information that was not important wayyyy too often. To be honest, I wanted to stop reading about half-way through. But, I forced myself to continue just because I watched the movie and knew good stuff were to come. The story rambled on too much about past memories(I remember when...) that I didn't care about and that did not enhance the story in any way. The memories could have been omitted and many of his thoughts.
PS: Now that I have finished the abnormally long book, I can FINALLY start on my so-hot-it-"scorches the ink off the page"-book. YES! VICTORY AT LAST! :D