‘Lolita’ by Vladimir Nabokov – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Humbert Humbert - scholar, aesthete and romantic - has fallen completely and utterly in love with Lolita Haze, his landlady's gum-snapping, silky skinned twelve-year-old daughter. Reluctantly agreeing to marry Mrs Haze just to be close to Lolita, Humbert suffers greatly in the pursuit of romance; but when Lo herself starts looking for … Continue reading ‘Lolita’ by Vladimir Nabokov – Book Review

‘My Dark Vanessa’ by Kate Elizabeth Russell – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches … Continue reading ‘My Dark Vanessa’ by Kate Elizabeth Russell – eARC Book Review