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Enjoyed Lolita? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Lolita. Here are 9 books that you’ll like if you liked Lolita.

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Fight Club
A Novel
Chuck Palahniuk - May 01, 2018 (first published in 1996)
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Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basement of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." T...
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Ryan Holiday
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess - May 21, 2019 (first published in 1962)
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In Anthony Burgess's influential nightmare vision of the future, criminals take over after dark. Teen gang leader Alex narrates in fantastically inventive slang that echoes the violent intensity of youth rebelling against society. Dazzling and transgressive, A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human free...
The History of Love
Nicole Krauss - May 17, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereFourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness. Believing she might discover it in an old book her mother is lovingly translating, she sets out in search of its author. Across New York an old man called Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little bit longer...
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Shah Rukh Khan
The God of Small Things
A Novel
Arundhati Roy - Dec 16, 2008 (first published in 1997)
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Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide. Equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama, it is the story of an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969. The seven-year-old twins Estha...
Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
Truman Capote - Sep 28, 1993 (first published in 1958)
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It's New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany's. And nice girls don't, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease. She is irrepressibly 'top b...
American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis - Mar 01, 1991
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Patrick Bateman is twenty-six and he works on Wall Street, he is handsome, sophisticated, charming and intelligent. He is also a psychopath. Taking us to head-on collision with America's greatest dream—and its worst nightmare—American Psycho is bleak, bitter, black comedy about a world we all recognise but do not wish to confront....
What Was She Thinking?
Zoë Heller - Jun 01, 2003
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Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship develops, so too does another: Sheba has begun an illicit affair with an underage male student. When the scandal turns into a media circus, Barbara decides to write an account in her friend's defe...
Madame Bovary
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Gustave Flaubert - Oct 04, 2011 (first published in 1857)
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A major new translation of one of the most popular classics of all time, now in a gorgeous deluxe edition.Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in vor...
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad - Dec 09, 2019 (first published in 1899)
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The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest. The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide. The sea-reach of the Thames stretched before us like the beginning of an interminable waterway. In the...