Laughter in the Dark - Vladimir Nabokov Reviews
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Vladimir Nabokov Laughter in the Dark
Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD, Brilliance Corporation
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by sunmeilan - written on 16/08/06 (Very useful, 302 readings)
Despite trying to ensure that I read more outside of my favourite genre, crime fiction, I find it hard to ignore a book that has murder or execution or beheading in the title and so, although this book is not strictly crime fiction, I ended up being drawn to it. I was vaguely aware that Nabokov was the author of Lolita, but having only seen the film, I didnít have much of an idea of the type of writing I could expect. I donít think anything could have prepared me for what I found. This is a highly original book, written in a very intriguing way. The story Cincinnatus is in prison facing a death sentence, although he is not quite sure why he is in prison or when he can ...
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by violentviolet - written on 29/06/00, updated on 29/06/00 (Very useful, 3694 readings)
Ok, so most of you probably the plot of this one even if you've never read it. A fifty year old man has unnatural desires for pre-teen 'nympets' - so he marries his landlady so that he can get closer to the real object of his desires, her 12 year old daughter. The most shocking thing about this book is not the scenes of incest committed with a juvenile - considering all the controversy which has surrounded this book the sexual encounters described in this novel are few - but the fact that it's actually a black comedy. A subject which ought to appal and disgust is frequently laugh out loud funny: a clear sign of Nabokov's talent. The novel is ...