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What I'm reading

Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

L'affaire Lolita

L'affaire Lolita: Roman - Penelope Fitzgerald This is a hate it or love it kinda novel. I didn't hate it but I wish I hadn't read it. It's the type of novel that appeals by it's incisive and cutting way of portraying life in small community where everyone knows everyone and where you are a stranger forever if you aren't born there, even if you've lived there for more than half your life. You are forever brand "the stranger", "the outsider". It's also about small town politics, done in the most despicable way. And done by a woman to another woman. The bookshop is just a prop to the author as is Nabokov's book Lolita. There is no "affaire Lolita" just one snobbish, well do to woman who wants things her way and another woman trying her best to survive but ultimately falling. It's a sad little story that left me with a sour taste in my mouth.