Saturday, June 18, 2011

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Well I just finished reading this book today, and it was in a way an eye opener into Iranian culture and history. The treatment of women as part of the changes that took place was quite shocking.
I liked the section on Austen the best - having not read Nobokov and James and Fitzgerald, I could relate to this section the best. It was well written I thought, a little meandering in places but on the whole thought provoking.
One thing about reading views on books you've read is that different aspects come out. That is what a book club is about after all. Different people have different views, and the way they see things is from their perspective. That's why I like reading books like these - they offer a new view into something that you've already analysed - whether it be the romance between Mr Darcy and Ms Elisabeth or the historical significance of Mansfield Park.

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