- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: NY (1964); First Edition edition (1964)
- ASIN: B00507MOYI
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,200,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The remainder of the book, about ¾ of the total text, contains Kinbote's notes on the poem.
Pale Fire is a masterpiece, a novel whose original presentation beautifully conveys a suspenseful story of intrigue, comedy, tragedy--of timeless human truth.
While this book probably isn't for everybody, I consider it one of the best novels I have ever read, and I highly recommend reading it.
"Pale Fire" is one of my favorite books from the sixties. I found it to be both humorous and maddening and an excellent break from the science fiction i read mostly at that... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Took & Baggins
This was a book club selection and a major metal workout for the group. There's a 999-line poem that is the subject of the oftem-too esoteric commentary by a mysterious neighbor... Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Dalton
Another seemingly casual work of genius by one of the finest writers. Reminiscent of Murdoch and Kafka and Swift and Conrad, but ultimately a unique conjurer of his art. Read morePublished 1 month ago by bob k
This is easily one of the greatest novels ever written. Very few authors attempt to play with form the way Nabokov could, and even fewer actually pull it off. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Apollinaire
Brilliant book that pushes the boundaries of what fiction can be. So refreshing in the face of so many formulaic, hackneyed plot structures. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Yoga Girl
This Nabokov guy is apparently some sort of literary genius. They make kids read it in college. Probably warps their young minds ..... Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. gregory
I have read nearly every one of Nabokov's books, and this is in my opinion his best work, with Lolita as a close second. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brett R
Incredible book. It's funny, intelligent, a joy to read, masterfully constructed - a real gem! Nabokov never fails to disappoint.Published 6 months ago by Katelyn R. Thomas