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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

brittanyandallthatjazz, September 20, 2011

This book made me fall in love with words. I didn't realize how powerful words can be, how much control they can have over the mind until Lolita. As Humbert Humbert, the narrator, says,"You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style." Readers can often be disturbed by the subject matter, most notably pedophilia, but what makes this story brilliant is Nabokov's ability to make you sympathize with an inherently unlikable character. Its poetic manipulation is what makes Lolita unforgettable.
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