Nabakov's book is brilliant, but what stands out is, essentially the protagonist: Humbert Humbert. In him, the author has finally bred the perfect offspring of the innocent and the mentally corrupt. Why is it that we are suddenly drawn to and in many ways grow fond of a man who embarks on a mission that is considered so grotesque and sickening in our society?
Perhaps it is Humbert's fine blend of european class coupled with his devilish intentions or is it the wit and emmotion that the author manages to inject into him, that make the story so intense. Either way, as you read you find yourself cringing delightfully at the human elements contained within the book, laughing outloud at things you never thought you could find funny and most importantly, turning the page because Humbert is getting up to nothing good, again!