Books: 5 | Review: 0 | Avg rating: 3.7
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Vladimir Nabokov

3.86 of 5 Votes: 2
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Books by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita (1955)
4.14 of 5 Votes: 9
review 1: Beautifully language used to describe a horrendous thing. I read because it's consistently rated as one of the best books of the 20th century, and the beginning of the book gave me great hope. But, in the end, I found it repetitive and I finished it just because I felt I should. ...
Terra Incognita (1931)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Intellectual playfulness - definitely a great description of these stories! Nabokov has a very unique turn of phrase sometimes, really as if he's painting with words. I only give this little book 3 starts because for me personally, they're not something to relax into and enjoy - ...
Signs and Symbols (Stories of Vladimir Nabokov) (2000)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: From the beginning of Nabokov story, it is a story of signs and symbols. The conflict is not just between the parents and their boy, but also between them and the world. They all live in reality, but at the same time they are separated mentally or physically. Their boy is a symbo...
The Original of Laura (2009)
3.34 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I'm not sure how to rate this book, as it's not really a complete story. I enjoyed it for the glimpse of Nabokov's process– who would have guessed he wrote drafts on index cards? I'd like to try that now. His voice comes through on those cards very clearly, but the story is fragm...
The Original of Laura (LB): Library edition, nonremovable cards (2009)
3.34 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: It is a sad wistful experience to read these fragments. Nabokov's books are so polished in language and form that it seems almost indecent to view these half formed fragments. And then there was his injunction to destroy them on his deathbed. On balance I think they should have b...
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