Anonymous asked: lolita is a book about coercing a young girl, what the fuck.
And one of the most important books of the 20th century. This is the top 10:
- ULYSSES, by James Joyce
- THE GREAT GATSBY, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN, by James Joyce
- LOLITA, by Vladimir Nabokov
- BRAVE NEW WORLD, by Aldous Huxley
- THE SOUND AND THE FURY, by William Faulkner
- CATCH-22, by Joseph Heller
- DARKNESS AT NOON, by Arthur Koestler
- SONS AND LOVERS, by D.H. Lawrence
- THE GRAPES OF WRATH, by John Steinbeck
Also, no it’s not. It’s a book that does a really wonderful job of verbalizing the internal torment associated with being attracted to a young girl. And whether or not that’s wrong (which it most definitely is) is irrelevant to the art of what was created. It’s painful to read, it makes you feel things and never ever leaves you. That’s really great art on a very awful and dark topic.
I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.
—Jonathan Safran Foer (via observando)