Review by cassball
August, 14 2009
Pros: Beautiful, moving, provocative, fearless
Cons: Shocking, Uncomfortable, Non-Child Friendly
Review by sairakhan
July, 04 2008
Pros: A very fast read. Intoxicating language. Nothing like you've ever read before.
Cons: Material is suitable for adult audiences.
Review by paulsavage
December, 07 2007
Pros: Clever language
Cons: Obsession, horrible narrator, instead of puzzle, we are given confusion for no real reason
Review by countess_eva
May, 26 2007
Pros: Shocking conclusion, interesting premise, well written.
Cons: Difficult yet beautiful wording, dull middle section, unsympathetic characters
Review by peabody23
October, 18 2006
Pros: 15 words aren't enough: this book is amazing.
Cons: You might find yourself sympathizing with a murderer.
Review by jankp
March, 14 2005
Pros: written very beautifully; thought-provoking
Cons: disturbing; middle seemed to drag a bit
Review by cyanne_t
December, 02 2004
Pros: Nabokov has an impressive prose style and vocabulary.
Cons: Reads artificially, feels insincere, is boring.
Review by lyagushka
September, 20 2004
Pros: A once in a lifetime reading experience.
Cons: A once in a lifetime reading experience.
Review by mfunk75
September, 23 2002
Pros: Language and, to my second-time-reading surprise, the story
Cons: Overly obscure, hides its pedophilia (which will upset the smut-seekers and the reactionaries).
Review by jennami
April, 07 2002
Pros: Vladimer Nabakovs greatest work!
Cons: Some may be taken aback by the pedophilia writings.
Review by hurricane83
November, 15 2001
Pros: A clear and easy read, very interesting.
Cons: Once in a while, you're reminded that what you're reading about it quite sick.
Review by david_deacon
October, 12 2001
Pros: lush, loopy prose
Cons: be warned--it's sympathetic to a pedophile
Review by Thorbjore
August, 06 2001
Pros: Each and every word is divine.
Cons: The French is confusing, but is effective.
Review by sackodimes
July, 30 2001
Pros: Stunning, superb prose. Unusual storyline, classic status.
Cons: Something of an anthem for perverts.
Review by Nilo24
March, 28 2001
Pros: Beautifully written, sometimes humourous
Cons: Verbose at times
Review by bupkiss
March, 10 2001
Pros: The language! The comedy! The tragedy! That sad sap Humbert Humbert always gets to me.
Cons: The annotated version is a must-have for many.
Review by lola_f
January, 25 2001
Pros: Has some funny moments.
Cons: It's puerile nonsense that doesn't really explore the depths of pedophilia.
Review by travhops
December, 31 2000
Pros: None whatsoever.
Cons: Thoroughly disgusting.
Review by hannaheden
December, 14 2000
Pros: A Classic!
Cons: At times, Humbert seems to ramble on a lot.
Review by jordan_tar
December, 01 2000
Pros: A great, complex work
Cons: Read the book carefully...
Review by JudgeDr
October, 20 2000
Pros: Intelligent. Deeply moving. Classic Nabokov style.
Cons: Topic might turn off some uptight, close-minded people.