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The Annotated Lolita: Revised and Updated - Vladimir Nabokov, Alfred Appel On my way to work this morning, I spotted a hand-printed sign for the "Lolita Day Care."

I'd say that has to rank fairly high on the list of unfortunately named services/products/companies, along with Nads, the hair removal cream, and "Spry!" a newspaper's monthly magazine for seniors.


Lolita definitely ranks among the most challenging and enigmatic books I've read. It took me a year to finish -- with a lengthy break in between reading the first half and the second -- and I feel as though my understanding only scratches the surface. I'm certain this is a book that fully reveals itself to the reader only with multiple readings, if ever at all.

It delighted me, revulsed me, made me laugh, made me cringe, made me weep. What else needs to be said?