Some people might feel that American novels are censored;they usually have a happy ending, problems are resolved and it is hardly provocative with the exception of a few. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov is anything but. It entices the reader from the beginning and it keeps you until the end.
Lolita is about a middle aged man that has fantasies about a 12 year old girl.He calls her a nymph ( she is innocent and yet playful). He becomes sexually involved with her after he becomes her stepfather. Lolita is the nickname for her name Dolores.He writes on a journal about how he comes to know her and how his obsession with her drives him to insanity.
Vladmir Nabokov does a good job of staying neutral to the subject. He does not side with the narrator nor disagrees with him.The author’s views are not aligned with his writing which allows him to cross any lines without many concerns. It is an extremely controversial book and it takes an unbiased reader to get through it.
Why am i suggesting it? Well, because it is no doubt one of the best books i have ever read or anyone has ever read.It is ranked among the best books ever written along with 1984 and The Alchemist.
Coiling Dragon is a web novel.A web novel is a novel made by online users(like it wasn’t in the title).Web novels have many types of genres such as horror,sci-fi, xua novels, and many more!The author of Coiling Dragon is IEATTOMATOES(yes,really).Author IEATTOMATOES(a mouthful isn’t it) has made many other novels such as Stellar Transformations, Desolate Era. Coiling Dragon is the story of Linley. Linley is a member of the Dragon Blood Warriors , a clan that their fame shook the world , but the clan is so poor that it has to sell their family heirlooms in order to survive.Linley is tasked to go through countless trials and tribulations ,making powerful friends but also deadly enemies.
Colling Dragon is a very long novel(it has over 800 chapters!).But each chapter makes you want to read on.The characters are so interesting that even though you see them a lot, they make the story lively.There is not a character that is extremely similar to another character.Each character has his or her own set of personalities they bring to the stories.One of the characters in the story has the character of a kid, but when he gets serious he becomes deadly.The setting of Coling Dragon is really unique. It has a different ranking from typical xianxia novels. In typical xianxua novels they use Daoism (ancient Chinese tradition about living in harmony with the Dao).
The people can be either a warrior or a mangi. A warrior is physically stronger, but mangi are stronger in the sense of magic.
In conclusion, Coiling Dragon is the type of novel that if you have time for it, you’ll really enjoy.