This is an extraordinarily beautiful book about love and loss, which may require a back story to be palatable to some. It is about possession, love, loss, desperation, but above all, it is a love letter to language and our ability to fully immerse ourselves in poetic prose without fear of being thought precious. Yeah, I said it. latinaauthor.blogspot.com/
Only a truly talented and skilled author could construct such a despicable character as Humbert Humbert in a manner which actually induces the reader's sympathy. Cons: You have to have a strong stomach. It is a confronting read.