the two long ones (ada and the gift) are my least favorites
― n/a, Friday, 16 December 2011 15:59 (nine years ago) link
I didn't care all that much for Pale Fire or even Lolita. Glory (in translation obv) was ok and there were a couple others I couldn't really make myself read. Pnin is my favorite - maybe it's Nabokov for people who don't love Nabokov, idk.
― Hurting, Friday, 16 December 2011 20:08 (nine years ago) link
Pnin is kind of an outlier, it feels warmer and more human and less dense than most of his books - it's probably my second- or third-favorite Nabokov. I think there is depth there but he doesn't fuck with his readers as directly as in most of his books.
― n/a, Friday, 16 December 2011 21:08 (nine years ago) link
Yeah, that's why I like it so much: it's a victory lap novel.
― Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 17 December 2011 01:55 (nine years ago) link