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My Problem with LOLITA

A reader learns something new about her limits after finally conquering Vladimir Nabokov's controversial classic, LOLITA.

THE LOVER by Marguerite Duras is the Anti-LOLITA

Despite its title, The Lover is not a love story. Like Nabokov’s Lolita, older men act on their intense attractions ...

Teaching My Husband to Read

I married a guy who didn’t crack a book ’til he was 30.  Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. ...

3 Cringe-Worthy Book Covers

I am a sucker for covers. I don’t even pretend to be unbiased or resistant to their powers. They sway me, entice ...

Lolita, Estella, Lana, and Me

“This is probably way too personal,” is a thing I think quite frequently when writing for the internet. “You never ...

Reading Is Not A Chore: On Quitting Books

I wish we could talk about our reading preferences without invoking the health or state of literature every time, as ...

4 Hollywood Actors Who Encored Their Starring Roles on Audiobook

Through Book Riot’s relationship with Audible, the leading provider of audiobooks, Book Riot readers who are new to Audible can ...

The Day the Literature Died

Like all of us, I remember where I was the day I learned that literature had died. I was at ...

What Next?: Three Books to Read After LOLITA

Lolita is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, and it made the list of Book Riot Readers’ ...

Table for One, or Happy Singles Awareness Day

Among the notable holiday filled with hearts and flowers, February 14th is also Singles Awareness Day. Or S.A.D. Yes, it’s ...

Breaking Down the (Fan) Base: Who Really Claims These Famous Novels as Favorites?

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