Lolita review

If you want a joyful or entertaining book to read, look elsewhere. Lolita is slow to read and the story itself, dare I say it; boring. Yet Lolita consists of prose perfection on a grim subject, and I learned afterwards that the book helped introduce the idea (and policing) of sex abuse of children in the US — hence I’m giving a five star rating. Lolita is Malevich’s Black Square in bookform; an artform not for enjoyment, rather for evoking emotion, however grim that might be.