Saturday, July 31, 2010

For Those We Love To Hate

Read a book written from a villain's point of view.
For this I read the infamous Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Don't be fooled; despite Nakokov being Russian, this book is not a translation. And yet it has the most brilliant prose.

The review is featured today over at The Broke and the Bookish. Check it out!

Here is a teaser:
It is beautifully written. You would never think that you could get caught up in the mind of such a sick person, but you do. You're not really rooting for him, per say, but I definitely understood him most of the time. The author sums this up in the foreward, "But how magically his singing violin can conjure up a tendresse, a compassion for Lolita that makes us entranced with the book while abhorring its author!"

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