• You read Lolita sprawling limply in your chair, ravished, overcome, nodding scandalized assent

    Martin Amis, Observer
  • A masterpiece. One of the great works of art of our age

  • His command of words, his joy in them, his comic and ecstatic use of them...makes reading his work such an intense joy

    Daily Telegraph
  • Lolita is more the shocking because it is both intensely lyrical and wildly funny ... a Medusa's head with trick paper snakes

  • A great novel ... It widens our own humanity

  • There's no funnier monster in modern literature than poor, doomed Humbert Humbert. Going to hell in his company would always be worth the ride

  • Redeeming, spendid, headlong, endlessly comic and evocative

    John Updike
  • Rapturous ... incendiary

    Time Out