Lolita is my favorite book though I often find it very distressing, frustrating, and breathtaking, Nabokov sometimes makes fun of his reader's intelligence. I read about a condition that is called bibliophilia, a very sick obsession with books. I think I have a mild case of this because I've been so taken with books all my life. Lolita is very effective because it portrays the young preyed upon by older adults and this picture of child love is very affective, very accurate. As well the whole matter of incest and sexual abuse in general makes an appearence in this narrative . Claire Quilty Humbert's pedophilic rival for Lolita's sexual favors, and Quilty has the girl in his thrall where Humbert possesses her by malted milks and highway food. The point is these matters are more at the center of life than folks suppose. Lolita indeed maybe just all of us are compromised sometimes, I'm sure some people are better in their behavior paticularly in sexual behavior than others. Humbert makes no secret of his desires, his diary tells the tale, seems diaries are always too much and too little. In this insistence the diary is a weapon that kills Mother Haze! Lolita has a secret life with Quilty, Quility gets it on with the young Haze, Quilty though is mostly off the page, who would have thought he was banging Lo when Humbert was only thinking about it.?. So much important material goes on off the page. Humbert is a murderer and not just of Quilty but of Lolita's innocence or maybe it's Quilty who taught her about the real world where little girls are an erotic commodity. Lolita is always innocent indeed all of us are, the bigger casual nexis revolves around the relationship between our mind and our sex. Often I find my art tangent to sex. A favorite subject but also a sort of shortcut psychology, desire is one of our key self identifications. Indeed desire may be the main way we find our way in this complex existence. And when sex is excluded from art it rings hollow for me.