#lolitalightofmyreadalong update I

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As you may know, I’m currently hosting a read along for my all time favourite novel: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I’m hosting this read along on my instagram page, and if you want, you can still join!

Summary of Lolita

Humbert Humbert – scholar, aesthete and romantic – has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady’s gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for attention elsewhere, he will carry her off on a desperate cross-country misadventure, all in the name of Love. Hilarious, flamboyant, heart-breaking and full of ingenious word play, Lolita is an immaculate, unforgettable masterpiece of obsession, delusion and lust.

I came up with the following discussion questions:

🦋 What do you think about it so far? Did you think it was more/less graphic? Did you expect it to be worse, less bad or is it what you thought it’d be?
🦋 Humbert Humbert casually mentions that he’s a “murderer” every now and then (“You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style” chapter 1). What do you think this means?
🦋 What do you think about the word “nymphet”? Do you think Dolores is really that seductive?

If you’ve read Lolita, or if you are taking part in the read along on my instagram page, I’d love to hear your answers on these questions and topics! And if you’ve read Lolita, let me know what you like to see discussed!

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