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Old 01-28-2013, 03:16 PM   #126
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Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
Lolita 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)
Free-for-all
Lottery
Suspense/Thriller (or whatever genre Silence of the Lambs belongs in)
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.
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