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Every single high school student should read this book. Particularly those currently enamored with the suddenly attractive sheen of Socialism.Published 2 hours ago by Fred M. Jeffers
This piece of early Nabokov, pre WWII but revised many years later, is narrated by a lunatic. The language is very entertaining, but the plot drags.Published 9 months ago by Bruce Henricksen
Nobokov's writing was highly anticipated. I found this book a bit disappointing. Plot line was simplistic and predictable. Not one I would recommend to others as a worthy read.Published 19 months ago by Shirley Musich
This book is good. The print and the cover are both simple but inspiring. Plus, the price is totally acceptable.Published on April 28, 2013 by Tuan Jung Chang
It is always dangerous to form preconceptions about a book before reading it. When a reader's expectations about what a book is going to be are dashed, as they often are, it tends... Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Brian C.
The main character of "Despair" stumbles upon a perfect double, a literary tramp of sorts, and draws him into his murder plot- one that leaves many corpses in its wake. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Bjejune
Even though this is neither his best known or most polished work it is better than 99% of the current crop of what passes for literary fiction. Highly recommended.Published on April 19, 2012 by BlueDog
The first two-thirds of this novel are slow going. "Despair" is an accurate description of what I experienced while slogging through it, although "Ennui" might be closer to the... Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by gormenghast