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Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov [Book Thoughts]

Like Nabokov says in his opening letter: Bend Sinister may be too clever for most. It’s interesting that it exists, but Nabokov has done better and it’s not for everyone.
-Imran

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If On A Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino [Book Thoughts]

You might find that If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller is complex, intricate and different; a search for an end to a book which has only beginnings.
-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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