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Misreading Lolita

Jeffrey Epstein's favorite book is also the perfect guide to how he got away with it for so long.

By Ann Banks

Jeffrey’s Epstein’s favorite book was Lolita. He carried a copy everywhere he went. He spirited female children to his private island in a private plane nicknamed “The Lolita Express.” It’s not surprising that Jeffrey Epstein took the child molester Humbert Humbert as his spirit guide. But he was a careless and shallow reader. Or maybe he fell asleep before the end of the book.

Lolita is a perfect guide to how Epstein