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|title: The Real Lolita|
|I still need to read *Lolita*. It is one of the only audiobooks that I have ever made it all the way|
|through and actually felt like I followed what was happening. I can still hear Jeremy Irons' voice|
|in my head reading the book. [*The Real Lolita*][book-amaz] is a non-fiction look at a real crime|
|that took place in 1948-1950 and how it influenced *Lolita*.|
|The most interesting part of this book was how much Nabokov and his wife tried to evade any|
|connection between art and real life. They constantly denied that *Lolita* had any basis in|
|something that might have actually happened. And yet this book makes a pretty compelling case that|
|not only is the real case similar in many ways to the fictional one, but also that Nabokov|
|definitely knew about it and left clues throughout *Lolita* as to the connection.|
|If you have not read *Lolita* this book might not be as interesting as there are some references|
|which you will not get. But it is nonetheless a great piece of literary detective work that one|
|would find enjoyable even without knowing the underlying source.|