About the Author
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fourteen novels including The Book of Evidence, which was shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize. He lives in Dublin.
I bought this for my brother, who told me about the book, I hope to read it when he's done with it. He says it's very similar to Lolita so if you didn't like Lolita you might not... Read morePublished 20 months ago by E.A.
Nabokov must hold the record for the best first paragraphs in novels. The first paragraph to his classic love story, Lolita, may be one of the best ever written in the English... Read morePublished 23 months ago by VA Reader
This is a book for our Classic Book Club and we have done many Nabokov Books. It was the best.Published on March 19, 2013 by Debra Zicko
Never has the restless striving of prosperous people been depicted with more elegance, skill and gentle wit. Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by Robert S. Bottome
I really really enjoyed reading this. Nabokov has a reputation as a very "literary" writer, but I found this and Lolita to be delightfully accessible (even if I had to skip over... Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Adam J. Richards
I need to first admit that I'm a big fan of Vladimir Nabokov. I greatly enjoy his style of writing, and there has been only one book thus far that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed... Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by Brian Hull
'He was rich, respectable, happy; one day he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress; he loved; was not loved; and his life ended in disaster. Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
I looked up the original Russian title of "Laughter in the Dark", which is "Kamera Obscura". That's the Latin term for a box-like device which allows light in through a small hole... Read morePublished on August 23, 2011 by benshlomo