I had planned on writing a lengthy, witty welcome post but instead I thought I'd simply just let you know that I love the book Lolita. It's my favourite.
I bought Kubrik's 1962 film adaptation and was somewhat disappointed. Though I'll admit, it's an incredibly tricky story to bring to the screen (with all the pedophilia, and whatnot), I still thought the film fell rather short and frankly, flat. But one brilliant little addition of Kubrik's (which I don't recall being in Nabokov's original story, though I may be wrong) was the heart-shaped sunglasses, which have become a symbol of this beloved story in fashion today.
I'm still about halfway through Adrian Lyne's more modern adaptation (starring Jeremy Irons, in my opinion, a much more fit casting choice as controversial protagonist Humbert Humbert), but so far I'm finding it much more enjoyable, though of course nothing could ever beat the book itself.
So tell me all, what is your favourite book and (if you feel up to it) why?