Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vladimir Nabokov - Ada or Ardor

"I did it! I conquered my nemesis book: Ada! It only took me a decade to get through it, but in the end - Nabokov, I sunk your battleship!!!!!"

"Wow! It requires a strong sense of dedication to make it through a 600-page book"

"Having to turn back to the Notes every other page for a translation of French or Russian sayings gets really old."

"I've rescued three of these from Goodwill-- the black hardcover, no jacket. I'm suspicious of anyone who says they ENJOYED this novel. Try as I might, I can't get past the tenth page. When I read online that other PLANETS are involved, I gave up."

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