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Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Tamara Sc - Goodreads

I couldn't wait to get through this book, and it wasn't because I enjoyed it. I, like many others on here, was surprised to find little discussion on Nafisi's meetings with her students and of their ... Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

I found the parts about the girls' lives very interesting and humbling. However, all the literary talk numbed my brain. It wasn't woven into the tale in a way that made it necessary or more revealing ... Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Chelsea - Goodreads

This book read like a rough draft of verbal diarrhea that still needed to be edited. I felt like the sections were out of order. You don't find much out about the people in the reading group or about ... Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Chantal LeGendre - Goodreads

Self indulgent and meandering. Not a real goal in telling the story. I felt like this book could have done something really special yet it just left me with the feeling of "meh". Had the author ... Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Scooping it Up - Goodreads

Wow, I never lost steam on a book so quickly. Quitting at page 50, which I've never done. I hope to revisit later and give it another chance, but this author was far too into herself to let me love the story line and the other characters. Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

I like the idea of this book and I like learning about the late 70's and 80's in Iran; that aspect of the book was interesting. I had no idea that early on the religious revolutionaries were cajoling ... Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Jessi - Goodreads

I think I would have liked the book better if it touched less on literary criticism. I got tired of reading references, particularly to Nabokov. I would have preferred a stronger focus on the author's life and the members of the book club. I found it hard to focus on the narrative. Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Elaine Gullotta - Goodreads

After reading this book I realized how lacking my education was in the field of literature....of course that was not my major either. For those who are majoring in literature and have read "Lolita" I ... Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Suzifla - Goodreads

I had to teach this book in conjunction with "Lolita" to a small 11th grade AP class: 7 girls. There was almost no way to keep the characters straight, since they were basically interchangeable, and ... Read full review

Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

User Review  - Willow - Goodreads

A startling disappointment. I was so intrigued by this book - the title, the idea, the way the book felt in my hands, and the reviews I had read - all excited me. Alas, this book did not live up to my ... Read full review


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