On reading, and on reading ‘Lolita’

Nabokov’s great novel has gained an unfair reputation in some circles. But Lolita doesn’t glorify depravity. It’s a masterful portrait of a monster, and well worth your time.

‘Lolita’. Read it and judge for yourself. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

There’s no reason to read bad books when more good, more great books have been published than could be digested within the average human lifespan. My definition of a bad book is any book that’s a drudge to read. No matter if it’s…