Book Review: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Not only am I one of the last people in the world to read this book, I'm one of the few who didn't like it. And I really wanted to like it. I generally enjoy reading and learning about life in the Middle East but this book just did not grab me.

One problem was my fault – I haven't read all of the books she and her girls have and they played an important part of the story. But I also found the sequence of events confusing – it's not entirely chronological. I found Nafisi's writing style to be detached, almost arrogant and therefor I found myself not really caring what happened to her personally. I would have like to have known more about each individual girl in her reading circle.
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