Ah, what can I say? I saw the movies before I ever knew there was a book, and when I find out about the book, I thought by the reviews it would be a most interesting read, and I wasn’t wrong.
Nabakov’s writing is amazing, I did find it at times annoying that entire paragraphs would be in French.
Let me explain: I do know some french so that I could understand them without notes or with the aid of them, however, this took me time and drove me out of the depth of immersion I had in the book at reaching such points, and sometimes I had to re-read to realize where I had been left standing before I had to figure out what the hell that sentence said.
Despite that, Nabakov’s writing was most enjoyable, that it made such annoying points almost unimportant as it was very hard for me to put the book down. I enjoyed the style enough to say I would love to read more by him.
As for the content of the book itself, I have always thought the story to be interesting. Maybe not morally correct, maybe not what most people would like to read about, but a reality, and one told so very well that you can’t help but enjoy your read, even if you hate Humbert Humbert, even despising what he represents and what he is.
I truly enjoyed this book.