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Unfortunately, this book is not nearly as interesting or even as likeable as it sounds.
This is one of my favorite books, and one of the best love stories ever written, and I'm not a fan of "love stories."
This tragic story of love and obsession is written as if it is the true life memoir of fictional character Van Veen.
I am slightly biased as Nabakov is my favorite writer, but this is a masterpiece. Most people mention Lolita and, sometimes, Pale Fire when discussing Nabakov. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Zach
This is Nabokov's final work of fiction and he goes all out in his love of language artistry, paradoxical references and joyful play with memory and romance. Read morePublished 14 days ago by J. Stallings
Nabokov is a brilliant writer, with stunning imagery and sarcastic wit. It is a beautiful book, however I did struggle with some of the explicit content. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jasmine Low
"Ada, or Ardor" is the 6th book I've read by Vladimir Nabokov and for me, it was by far his least satisfying. Read morePublished 3 months ago by First Things First
Terrible book. Don't waste your time with this one. I'm upset that this book was actually recommended to me. No redeeming qualities at all.Published 4 months ago by Clark
for me the most brilliant of all novelists, one of his most enthralling works will please those with freed minds. Read morePublished 8 months ago by charles vega
Unbelievable. Astounding. Gorgeous. Heart-wrenching. I'm going to sleep with this book under my pillow. Inspires me to learn French & Russian so I can savor every word.Published 11 months ago by Sarah Koz
I only picked this because it was referenced in Olympus, but I cannot handle the heavy handed text. Had to just stop.Published 11 months ago by David Greene
I recognize that Navokov is a genius, I admire his ability to depict passion, beauty and despair. But I think the book can be read at different levels, the highest and best if you... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Maria Eugenia