fiction literary challenging dark reflective slow-paced

417 pages | first published 1955

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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, ...
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Moods

dark 93%
challenging 67%
tense 36%
sad 35%
emotional 28%
reflective 28%
funny 9%
mysterious 5%
adventurous 4%
informative 1%
hopeful 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

slow 62%
medium 34%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

No: 43% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

No: 79% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 7% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 0%

Average rating

3.77