speaking of knjige, upravo zavrsavam Nabokovu Lolitu. Audio verziju, naravno, cita sam Jeremy Ironshttp://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_2?asin=B002V8MJ9Y&qid=1297714552&sr=1-2
Neverovatno dobro pisana knjiga. Na stranu kontroverzni sadrzaj, meni jednostavno nije jasno kako je neko ko je do 20 godine ziveo u Rusiji mogao kasnije da napise ovakvu knjigu na engleskom. Citam sad o knjizi, Lolita je na 4. mestu od sto najcenjenijih knjiga na engleskom jeziku proslog veka (sastav kriticara koji su sastavljali listu naravno dozvoljava mesto sumnji). Kad zavrsim kupujem i Pale Fire od njega (ta je na 53. mestu). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Library_100_Best_Novelshttp://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_2?asin=B002V8MJ9Y&qid=1297714552&sr=1-2
"An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience"
By Jim (Bellingham, WA, USA) Oct 26, 2005
I have tried to read LOLITA on several occassions, but for whatever reason--probably the dull, midwest monotony of my internal reading voice--have put the book down. I purchased LOLITA (read by Jeremy Irons) with a sense of trepidation (had I just bought something I would never finish?) The book is as impressive as the critics will tell you. Nabokov's language, his ability to fully render a scene, his mind-boggling vocabularly, and his characters--those desperate and beautiful and horrible creatures--are like nothing else in the canon of fiction. Add to this the luxurious experience of Jeremy Irons' voice and you end up with a book--a reading--that will make you shake your head in awe.
"Nabokov Narrated with Subtlety"
By Tom (USA) Dec 7, 2008
This audiobook is completely sustained by the superb and finely attuned narration of Jeremy Irons. While Lolita is and remains a classic of 20th Century literature, this production will allow you to see [hear] a completely new perspective. Irons takes you completely inside the mind of Humbert Humbert, and with skill and subtlety makes you loathe him and sympathize with him at the same time. His tremulous and unspeakable desire mixed with his engulfing shame, his cowardice and his bravery standing side by side, his disregard of social norms tempered by his utter need for secrecy -- all of these conflicts are roiling beneath the surface of the story as it unfolds. This is a performance that only the finest of actors could pull off.
By Melissa (Edmonds, WA, USA) Mar 3, 2008
I find it difficult to believe that any person could give Lolita less than five stars, and the audio performance by Jeremy Irons is beyond masterful. Yes, this is a disturbing book - it is meant to be. Is it pro-pedophilia? Emphatically not. Any person who sticks with the book to the very bitter end comes to realize the true theme of Lolita, and feels the sadness of a lost chance at redemption.
In my opinion, there has never been a more beautiful, touching, shocking, and profound work of fiction than Lolita. Jeremy Irons as the narrator is just the icing on the cake.