How is Nabokov not everyone’s favorite author?

Just curious...

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Conspiracies… :o

I've started reading Foucault's Pendulum, which appears to be about a group of editors who create a conspiracy for fun, but then end up believing in it themselves. I'm just at the beginning of it, but already the type of mind to create and believe in complicated conspiracies is captured very well in the narrator. …

Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald

  Very few books I've read can hold so much power in so few words. The ending of this book, in the final paragraphs, performs a tying up of the whole novel that changes the light cast on all the previous pages. The Affirmation had a similar effect in its final page, but this one …

Predator in pathetic guise

I'm a bit more than halfway through Lolita, and am beginning to feel disturbed and disgusted. A slow, sickening feeling has been building for a while, and finally made me realize that Humbert is not a pathetic loser, but a cold predator. He is telling his story with the object of gaining sympathy. To do this …