Vladimir Nabokov

For a long time I never had any intention of reading this book because it just seemed too creepy. But several friends have mentioned reading it lately, so it found its way on my list. While the subject is pretty creepy, the writing is beautiful. I think one of my favorite lines ever follows the foreword’s update on all of the involved characters:

The caretakers of the various cemeteries involved report that no ghosts walk.

This is the first book of Nabokov’s that I have read, and I’m sure more of his books will find their way onto my list in good time.

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