Welcome to Banned Books Month! The votes are counted and this month we are attempting to do all three of the books that got the most votes. It should be doable as the books are not large volumes.
The first book we will be reading with the group is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Your host for this discussion is Janien.
Here’s some info about the book:
Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he’ll do anything to possess. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? …Or is he all of these?
About the Author
Vladimir Nabokov was born in St Petersburg in 1899, but he left Russia when the Bolsheviks seized power. His family moved to England for a brief spell and finally settled in Berlin. His first novel in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, published in 1941. His other books include Ada, Laughter in the Dark, Details of a Sunset and Lolita, his best-known novel. Nabokov died in Montreux, Switzerland in 1977.
There are two film versions of this book that are worth checking out; one is the 1962 version starring James Mason as Humbert Humbert and the second is the 1997 version starring Jeremy Irons in the same role. There is also an audio version of the book which is narrated by Jeremy Irons¬
The group discussion will start on September 1st and run all month. Please join us if you can! Discussion takes place in the Book Group section of the forum.