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Hello, my name is Valorie. I have a Master's Degree in History and a license to teach-- I have been both university professor and public school teacher. Currently, I am a middle school social studies teacher. I love horror movies and spooky things. Every day is Halloween. I am also a passionate book blogger.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Title: Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Genre: Fiction - Classic
Finished: October 10, 2013

When reading Lolita, people get bogged down looking for morals or answering the general celestial question of how wrong will be balanced by punishment either karmic or religious.  Lolita isn't a love story and it isn't a moral story.  But it is a work of marvelous fiction that we can romanticize because of it's use of language, florid and grandiose.  Humbert is, in his own way, a sympathetic protagonist and even grows on you as a character driven by human desires and needs, not necessarily base or lewd, and so readers are charmed by him, as well.  This book deserves to be one of the best of all times.