Originally Posted by JSWolf
doesn't fit into any category we have. Unless I missed something and we have perverted books as a category.
Potential categories for Lolita:
Classical Literature, published at least 25 years ago
Classics (it's certainly been influential and survives as a work of important literature)
Suspense/Thriller (or whatever genre Silence of the Lambs
Non-genre literary (no idea how that works)
I don't think it's won any specific awards, but it's been included on several "100 most important books" lists.
We could, hypothetically, have a "perverted books" category. Lolita, the works of V.C. Andrews, Twisted Fairy Tales, some of Heinlein's more incest-condoning novels, the Gor series...
Hm. I bet we'd have a lot of fun discussing a "perverted books" category even if we didn't want to use them for the book club. Or maybe it could be a good category. After all, the plan isn't "read every book nominated or discussed;" it's "read one book"--and I bet we could have a great discussion about what makes one of those books a "perverted" book.