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The Russian-born author has amazing control of the English language--his jaw-dropping prose comes through powerfully on this audiotape (though some scholars believe the novel symbolizes Nabokov's internal struggle with the English language). Regardless of whether you condemn or condone the classic, listening to this audio rendition is a must. --Gina Kaysen (Running time: 11.5 hours) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Book is a classic.. Read it straight through....Unbelievable that someone published it.
It's a don't read if you have a young daughter.....YIKES
One of my high school students told me about this book, so I thought I'd give it a try. Regretfully, I had to give this book one star to write the review. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Susan Sholomith
Just the use of the English language in this novel is worth the read (and consider that Nabokov was not a native speaker! Read morePublished 12 days ago by Elisa M. J. Garza
Masterful prose. Genius blend of lust, evil, and love. At once symbolically challenging and realistically impossible. Read morePublished 13 days ago by James D. Riegel
I have wanted to read this book for a very long time but always kept putting it off as I thought the subject matter would be too disturbing and I would need to be "in the right... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Saucier
Well, I had to read this, it's a classic after all, and in all honesty it was worth it. While the subject matter of the story - a "love affair" between an adult male and an... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Massimo Pigliucci
As we all should know, reading and enjoying a book is largely about interpretation. People are not the same and we all view things differently, one individual might see a... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Damian Marynski
I remember it vaguely as a salacious hit when it was first printed, but upon re-reading it sounded merely dated and pointless to review..Published 19 days ago by ruth skiff
The writer did a very thorough job of erasing Delores from his book as he demonstrated how the attitudes of men easily dispose of women from childhood through old age. Read morePublished 20 days ago by S. Lewis