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By Judith Coulson on 04-16-16
Not what I expected
Have not finish it yet. Expected more of a story about the life and the people reading Lolita and other forbidden books and how they felt about it. Instead the story is all about analyzing Nabokov.
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By Amazon Customer on 04-15-16
A literary critique of Russian lit.
I was hopeful this book would be about the lives of the women in Tehran in the reading group of the author, a literature professor. At first there are a few glimpses of such but the author immediately compares each girl and experience to the books they are reading. Quickly it becomes more about these books and turns into a literary critique. This is especially off-putting when you aren't familiar with these books. You could listen to an entire chapter and only hear a few sentences about the young women. I was super disappointed and super bored. It was the first time in 3 yrs of audible that I couldn't finish it.
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