literary

Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov [Book Thoughts]

Pnin is a neat little trick; short and deep, sly and funny, just a touch of brilliance. Perhaps it’s unfair to compare it to Nabokov’s best because Pnin is entirely lovable.
-Imran

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Youth by J.M. Coetzee [Book Thoughts]

Youth is a fine novel, but far more appreciated by a young artist for whom Coetzee has the pathos of one who has felt your pain.
-Imran

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Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov [Book Thoughts]

Pale Fire might just be a perfect novel, although bizarrely it isn’t one – indeed it has surpassed the novel in form. Along with Lolita, it is the peak of Nabokov’s writing prowess.
-Imran

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