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Photos of the handwritten index cards accompany the text. They are perforated and can be removed and rearranged, as the author likely did when he was writing the novel.
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Now I can read it easily and preserve the hardcover edition on my book shelf -- that's just great.
Despite the abundance of riches contained in this manuscript, it ultimately lacks the precision and the holistic grandeur that completes a great Nabokov novel.
It took less than 30 minutes to read, and it was a mediocre, rudimentary sketch of a novel idea, nothing more.
I had been waiting for the ebook edition for a long long time. By all means it's worth it! Now I can read it easily and preserve the hardcover edition on my book shelf -- that's... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Noah Fang
I rather rated the experience of reading this book than the book itself. Took me one evening, and it was fantastic to be in the guts and throes of another author, and such a great... Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by Ksenia Anske
I can understand the debate and handwringing that have resulted from the publication of this "novel". I also applaud Mr. Dimitri Nabokov for making this publicly available. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by ctakim
Nabokov's last unfinished work is about the unfinishedness of art, about the supremacy of art as aesthetic bliss, "that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other... Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by a re-re-reader
After reading several books by Mr. Nabokov, I was very excited to receive and read this book. As with his other novels, the wording and phrasing of the story is beautiful, though... Read morePublished on December 11, 2010 by Hannah
We miss his voice and are easy prey for the promise of a new encounter. After reading the entire ouvre, several of them repeatedly, and every critical and biographical work, I... Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by M. Ingram
Vladmir Nabokov's manuscript "The Original of Laura", published some years after his death, is more a bunch of notes than a full realized novel. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by A. T. A. Oliveira
Nabokov's unfinished novel, The Original of Laura, has received mixed reviews concerning the following: the ethics of releasing a book whose author specifically ordered it to be... Read morePublished on March 26, 2010 by Amanda L. Bailey
After reading several books by Mr. Nabokov, I was very excited to receive and read this book. As with his other novels, the wording and phrasing of the story is beautiful, though... Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by Miguel