Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0005406, Sat, 22 Jul 2000 16:25:43 -0700

VN triva
The New York Times of July 16 had an article by John D. Thomas about
volunteer reviews for Amazon.com. Inter alia, he quotes one presumably
written by a "literati" playing it "for laughs".

While Nabokov's literary gymnastics are impressive, the overall
experience of reading "Lolita" is an empty one. You're better off listening
to the audio version (narrated by Liberace) or watching the Disney cartoon
musical featuring the voices of Val Kilmer, Anna Paquin and Red Auerbach.